Tina S. Nova, Ph.D., has served as president and chief executive officer of Molecular Stethoscope, a diagnostics company, since 2015, and previously was senior vice president and general manager of Illumina’s oncology business unit. Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Genoptix, a medical laboratory diagnostics company, and served as its president through 2014. She also served as the company’s chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors from 2000 until Novartis AG acquired Genoptix in 2011.
Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Nanogen, a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, and served as its chief operating officer and president from 1994 to 2000. She previously served as chief operating officer of Selective Genetics, a biotechnology company, and held various positions with Ligand Pharmaceuticals and Hybritech.
Dr. Nova serves as the chair of the board of directors for Arena Pharmaceuticals and as a member of the board of directors of Veracyte, a diagnostics company. Dr. Nova received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.