Colleen Cutcliffe is a Biochemist and Molecular Biologist with 10 years of experience managing and directing fundamental biology research teams in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. Prior to co-founding Whole Biome, Colleen served as the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences where she met and collaborated with her fellow co-founders, John and Jim. Before her role at Pacific Biosciences, Colleen served as a Scientist in the Parkinson's Disease discovery group at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen completed her postdoctoral research under Elizabeth Perlman at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology under Cecile Pickart at Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College.