Linda Avey Biography
Known for the creation and development of multiple companies in the US, Linda Avey is an American biologist and entrepreneur.
Avery is known for launching and commercializing the consumer genetics industry in the US.
Linda Avey Age
Avey was born in 1960 in South Dakota, United States of America.
Linda Avey Husband
Avey has been very private about her personal life. It is not known whether the businesswoman is married or not. Also, she has not been publicly romantically linked to anyone. Her marital status remains unknown.
Linda Avey Education
Avey attended Augustana University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1982.
Linda Avey Career
After graduating, Avey began her scientific career that same year at the University of California, Irvine as a staff research associate. Later in 1985, Avey started venturing into various sales and business development in the fields of biopharmaceutical and academic research.
From the year 2003 to 2005, she worked for Perlegen Sciences. While there her work was coordinating the world’s first genome-wide association studies Later from 2005 to 2006, Avey worked for Affymetrix on the translational medicine team. Her work was identifying genetic markers for diagnostic tests.
Linda Avey 23andMe
Avey founded 23andMe in March 2006, together with Anne Wojcicki, and Paul Cusenza. 23andMe is the world’s first personal genetics service company.
The company is known for providing a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service. The customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analyzed to generate reports relating to the customer’s ancestry as well as genetic predispositions to health-related topics.
23andMe became the first company to begin offering autosomal DNA testing for ancestry in 2003. This was named the “Invention of the Year” by Time magazine in 2008.
Brainstorm Research Foundation
Three years later working ar 23and me, Avey stepped down as the company co-President and went on to launch the Brainstorm Research Foundation. This foundation is focused on accelerating research on the prevention and alleviation of Alzheimer’s disease.
She also founded Precise.ly, Inc. together with Aneil Mallavarapu, Ph.D. Precise.ly, Inc. strives to bring consumer genetics to the developing world.
Linda Avey Net Worth
Avey’s net worth is under review.