Dr. John Sninsky brings more than 30 years of diagnostic experience to CareDx, having served in a variety of increasingly senior roles at early stage biotechnology and global pharmaceutical companies. His experience spans IVD diagnostic product and small and large CLIA settings. Most recently, Dr. Sninsky served as Vice President of Discovery Research at Celera Corporation (now part of Quest Diagnostics). His notable research work includes the pioneering application of PCR technology to virus detection, molecular oncology and early and extensive genetic association studies. He has been responsible for high throughput DNA genotyping, RNA expression, biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational biology groups with a focus on infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and oncology.
He has co-authored over 100 scientific papers and was the recipient of the Hoffmann-La Roche R & D Prize in 1997 for his efforts in applying PCR to virology and developing assays for measuring viral load in HIV-infected individuals, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Charles C. Shepherd Science Award in 1988 and the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Award in 1992.
Dr. Sninsky received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College and a Ph.D. in biology from Purdue University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Genetics and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Early in Dr. Sninsky’s career, he was on the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology and a member of the AECOM Liver and Cancer Centers.