People: GenMark Diagnostics Inc (GNMK.W)
20 Dec 2013
Dr. Jon Faiz Kayyem, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer of GenMark Diagnostics Inc. He was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of the Company in August 2010. Dr. Kayyem served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 2010 to August 2010. From August 2009 to May 2010, Dr. Kayyem served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Osmetech plc and Chairman of the board of directors of Osmetech plc from January 2009 to August 2009. Dr. Kayyem attended Yale University and received a combined M.S. and B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1985. Dr. Kayyem received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1991 from The California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”). Dr. Kayyem remained at Caltech as a Senior Research Fellow until 1995, when he founded Clinical Micro Sensors to commercialize technical innovations he developed while at Caltech. In 2000, Clinical Micro Sensors was sold to Motorola, Inc., and subsequently purchased by Osmetech plc in 2005. In 2004, Dr. Kayyem left Clinical Micro Sensors and co-founded the biotechnology fund management company, Efficacy Capital Limited, where he served as managing partner until September 2009.
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