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Frank Witney

Frank Witney, Ph.D., joined our Board of Directors in April 2022. Dr. Witney has served as an operating partner at Ampersand Capital Partners, a private equity firm, since September 2016. From July 2011 to March 2016, Dr. Witney served as president and chief executive officer of Affymetrix, Inc., a provider of life science products and molecular diagnostic products, until Affymetrix was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. From April 2009 to May 2011, Dr. Witney served as president and chief executive officer of Dionex Corporation, a provider of analytical instrumentation and related accessories and chemicals. From December 2008 to April 2009, Dr. Witney served as Affymetrix’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. From July 2002 to December 2008, Dr. Witney served as president and chief executive officer of Panomics Inc. Dr. Witney currently serves on the boards of directors of PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE:PKI), CODEX DNA (Nasdaq:DNAY), Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq:CERS), Emulate, Inc., Leinco Technologies, Inc., and JumpCode Genomics, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of Gyros Protein Technologies, RareCyte Inc., GeneOptx, Canopy Bioscience, and Nexcelom Inc. Dr. Witney earned a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Illinois as well as a M.S. in microbiology and a Ph.D in molecular and cellular biology from Indiana University. 

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