Head of Operations
Tim Swaller joined the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in April 2016 as Head of Operations. Prior to joining GNF, Tim was Vice President of Genomic Technologies at Ceres, Inc., a biotechnology company in the Los Angeles area, with responsibility for a variety of disciplines, including genomic sciences, informatics, information technology, software development, and a variety of strategic, operational and business development roles. At Ceres, Tim also lead the development, marketing and commercialization of a genomics software platform targeted to the growing field of Big Data and visualization of genetic and genomic information. Tim started his career at the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center (now the McDonnell Genome Institute) in St. Louis, MO focused on the DNA sequencing of the first mouse and human genomes. Tim holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS in Biology from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.