President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Director, Genoptix, Inc
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Tina S. Nova is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of
Genoptix, since March 2000. From 1994 to January 2000, Nova served as chief operating officer and
president of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, where she was a co-founder.
From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Nova served as chief operating officer of Selective Genetics, a targeted
therapy biotechnology company. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc., both publicly held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical
She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Diego and was a life science
sector representative to the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee overseeing the California
Stem Cell Initiative (Proposition 71) from inception through 2008.
Nova holds a B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and
a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.
She was appointed to serve on the CCST Board in 2010.