Jonathan M. Rothberg
Founder; Chief Executive Officer, Ion Torrent
BSc in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon; PhD in Biology, Yale. Invented high-speed/next-generation sequencing. Completed first individual human genome (James Watson); initiated Neanderthal Genome project; first genome on a semiconductor (Gordon Moore). Founder and CEO, Ion Torrent. Founder: 454; Clarifi; RainDance Technologies; CuraGen. Member: Nat'l Academy of Eng.; Connecticut Academy of Science and Eng. Life Trustee, Carnegie Mellon. Gold Medal for Innovation, Wall Street Journal; Connecticut Medal of Technology; Honorary Doctor of Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.