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About Us

Our team strives to deliver the highest quality genetic testing services

Our Team

Executive Profiles

Víctor Llinares

Managing Director US & Canada

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Victor graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and earned a postgraduate degree in Business Administration at IESE and in Marketing at IE Business School in Madrid.

With more than 15 years of professional experience in the FMCG, he started working in a multinational company of consumer goods where he went on to become a national leader in the operations department where he became COO. His next professional leap was to Managing Director and later he submitted a draft purchase and invested with a venture capital firm where he developed general management functions focusing on international markets.

Currently he is part of the IGENOMIX team developing business strategies within the US as it is becoming the fastest growing company in its sector in this market.

LABORATORY TEAM AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

Cengiz Cinnioglu, PhD

Executive Laboratory Director USA and Canada

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Dr. Cengiz Cinnioglu is a Co-Founder and Laboratory Director of BlastoGen. He earned his PhD from Istanbul University, Turkey, in Forensic Science & Genetics. Dr. Cinnioglu began his career at the Hemogenetic department for Paternity Testing at Istanbul University Institute of Legal Medicine at Forensic Science & Genetics. He earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Dr. Cinnioglu joined a pioneer research group led by Dr. Luca-Cavalli Sforza, who is a world-renowned geneticist, in tracking the genetic history of mankind at Stanford University in the Human Population Genetics Laboratory, as a collaborator for his PhD project. After completing his PhD, he continued to work in the same department as a post-doctoral fellow. His post doctoral research involves the molecular analysis of human DNA sequence variation in human populations and SNP’s discoveries on Y chromosomes.

After post doctorate fellowship he transitioned to Genetic Diagnosis on early human Embryo development with Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique.

Dr. Cinnioglu joined Natera (Gene Security Network) in early 2007 to develop the first application in the world with new cutting edge microarray technology to screen all chromosomes on early human embryos. He has co-authored numerous patent applications during his research.

Dr. Cinnioglu has numerous peer-reviewed publications in respected scientific journals including Nature, American Journal Human Genetic, Human Genetics, Fertility and Sterility. He has presented at many national and international conferences.

Dr. Cinnioglu has a Laboratory Director License for Genetic Testing (Microarray for PGD), Cytogenetics, Andrology and Parentage/Identity testing from the New York State Department of Health. He is member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American Association of Bioanalysts and The Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society.

Christine Sykas Yeh, MSc

Laboratory Manager and Scientific Advisor Canada

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Christine S Yeh earned her BSc in Biology and Business Management and proceeded to complete her MSc. in Experimental Medicine at McGill University. Her research focused on embryonic gene expression during implantation in the mouse model.

Christine has over 10 years of clinical and research laboratory experience, in both genetics and embryology. She has worked as an embryologist, in which she is fully trained, in both Quebec and Ontario. Christine is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and l’Ordre des Chimistes du Quebec.

Alexandra Seblini

Jr. Laboratory Assistant

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Alexandra Seblini grew up in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Concordia University with a BSc. in Biology. During her studies, she volunteered in the education and healthcare sector for 3 years, where she was able to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

Alexandra joined the IGENOMIX team in early 2018 and hopes to use her knowledge and skills to contribute to the reproductive genetics community.

Paul Bontemps

Customer Support Canada

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Paul Bontemps was born and raised in Montreal. After spending most of his career in the Telecommunications field, he joined Igenomix in 2016 when his interest shifted towards the healthcare field. He brings over 10 years of Customer Service experience to Igenomix and couldn't be more delighted to help and assist our fertility clinics and their patients. Paul is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Anca Bojinescu

Jr Scientific Advisor

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Anca Bojinescu received her BSc in Biology from Concordia University. During her studies, she worked for several years in the pharmacy sector, where she developed a strong interest for the medical field.

After graduating in 2016, she joined Igenomix Canada as a Laboratory Technician. With a combined background in molecular biology and healthcare, Anca moved into the field to become Jr Scientific Advisor. Her goal is to provide the necessary information to clinicians and their teams about IGENOMIX's wide range of genetic tests available as tools for patient care. Anca is fluent in English, French and Romanian.

Mae Hoover

Scientific Advisor USA and Canada

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Mae Hoover was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and received her BSc degree from the University of Manitoba. After graduating, Mae moved to Japan where she worked as an English teacher for 5 years before moving to California and starting work in laboratory sciences.

She joined Igenomix in 2013 as a Laboratory Technologist at the Los Angeles location and was promoted to Laboratory Supervisor. Her current role as Scientific Advisor utilizes her experience in the Igenomix lab to educate clients on the company's wide range of tests and current research.

Mae speaks English, has conversational ability in Filipino and Japanese, and has had opportunity to use her multicultural skills internationally for Igenomix Japan and their clients.

Genetic Counsellors

Alyssa Snider, PhD, LCGC

Genetic Counsellor

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Alyssa Snider, MS, PhD, LCGC is a certified genetic counselor specializing in fertility genetic counseling, human genetics, and genetic research.

She provides comprehensive genetic counseling for patients undergoing PGS and PGD and other tests offered by IGENOMIX. She serves as an educational resource for patients and clinicians alike. Dr. Snider has taught graduate-level Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Snider has a long-standing interest in providing genetic counseling services to patients who struggle with infertility.

She has conducted research that focused on understanding patient opinions on IVF treatment strategies, in particular, on twin pregnancies and the goal of reducing pregnancy-associated health risks by the use of elective transfer of a single embryo. In addition, she has investigated epigenetic and DNA repair mechanisms in the early preimplantation embryo. Dr. Snider received her Ph.D. in Genetics at Stanford University and her M.S. in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Stanislaus. She holds a B.S. in Cellular/Molecular Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry from Fresno State University. Dr. Snider is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She is certified with the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Paulina Nassab, MS, LCGC

Genetic Counsellor

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Paulina Nassab, MS, LCGC is a certified genetic counselor specializing in fertility and prenatal genetic counseling.

She provides comprehensive genetic counseling for patients undergoing genetic testing offered by IGENOMIX, including PGS and PGD. She also serves as an educational resource for patients and clinicians.

Paulina had extensive experience providing clinical genetic counseling at an academic medical center prior to joining IGENOMIX. Her experience included counseling patients undergoing fertility treatment on the benefits and limitations of expanded carrier screening and PGS, as well as counseling patients in a high-risk maternal-fetal-medicine office. Paulina received her M.S. in Genetic Counseling from California State University, Stanislaus. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). Paulina is certified with the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

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