Speaker Biography

Colleen Cutcliffe

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Colleen Cutcliffe is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whole Biome, Inc, which is developing novel microbiome interventions and diagnostics using a proprietary discovery platform. Colleen has over 15 years of experience leading and managing biology teams in academia, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Prior to starting Whole Biome, Colleen was the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences and a Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College. Colleen currently resides in Menlo Park with her husband, two daughters and two dogsā€¦all contributing to a diverse microbiome! Colleen is an active member within the entrepreneurial community and CLSI, serving on the CLSI Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee.