Jon Cassel, Ph.d.
Senior Vice President, Operations
“Having spent most of my career prior to Genomic Health involved in the development and manufacturing of genomics and genetics technologies, it is profoundly gratifying to be now harnessing these to make such an important difference in the lives of so many cancer patients every day. The opportunity to translate great science and operational excellence so directly and immediately into improvements in clinical practice is a constant inspiration for all of us.”
With a passion for innovation in process development and operational excellence, Jon Cassel joined Genomic Health in 2007. Jon and his team bring extensive technical, operational, and clinical diagnostics experience to Genomic Health’s Clinical Laboratory, which delivers the results of our personalized genomic tests to physicians and their patients. In addition to the Clinical Laboratory, Jon leads a variety of other operational functions including Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Facilities. Prior to joining Genomic Health in 2007, Jon spent fifteen years at Applied Biosystems (AB), a manufacturer of innovative integrated systems for nucleic acid and protein analysis, where he held leadership roles in manufacturing, process development, and product development. Jon contributed to the development, scale-up, and robust manufacturing of many of AB’s leading edge reagents for DNA sequencing, PCR, oligonucleotide synthesis, and related technologies as the genomic/genetic analysis field grew rapidly. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Albion College and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.