Five3 Genomics

About Us

Our team has over 20 years of industry experience. Find out more about us or come join our team.

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The Team

Steve Benz, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Benz is one of the co-founders of Five3 Genomics, having worked in the field of bioinformatics for over 10 years. He started Five3 after completing his degree at UCSC under Dr. David Haussler where he was one of the lead developers on the UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser and co-developer of the pathway...

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J. Zachary Sanborn

Chief Technical Officer

Zack is a native Californian with an aptitude for processing big datasets. He studied Applied Physics at Harvey Mudd College, followed by a short 4-year stint on the east coast working for the Department of Defense designing and testing sonar arrays for submarines. Despite the relative lack of overlap...

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Charles Vaske, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Charlie has been working in genomics and systems biology for a decade. As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, Charlie worked on probabilistic models to find genes from raw DNA sequence. In 2003, he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science with a major in Mathematics...

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Jim Kytola

Senior Architect

Focusing on interface design and usability, Jim has been developing web-based and desktop software since graduating from Carleton College in 2001. He joins Five3 Genomics after working with co-founder Steve Benz at Surfmerchants, LLC where they developed data-mining and visualization tools...

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Work With us

We’re always on the lookout for world-class researchers that can help us shape the future of personalized medicine. For more information please contact us.

Scientific Advisors

David Haussler

Ph.D.

David is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor, and Director of the Center for Biomolecular Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz. His research covers the gamut of genomics, beginning with his lab’s integral role in the success of the Human Genome Project...

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Joshua Stuart

Ph.D.

Dr. Joshua Stuart is a professor of Bioinformatics at UCSC and affiliated with the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at UCSC. He is part of a growing group of researchers in the Baskin School of Engineering whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and involves interactions...

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Margaret Tempero

M.D.

Dr. Tempero is Deputy Director and Director of Research Programs and leads the Pancreas Cancer Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC). Her research career has focused on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma especially in the area of investigational therapeutics...

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Patrick Soon-Shiong

M.D.

Dr. Soon-Shiong is a South African-born Chinese American physician, surgeon, scientist and inventor who has pioneered revolutionary new treatments for diabetes and cancer. He is a named inventor on more than 50 patents and the author of more than 100 scientific papers. He developed the first...

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