George D. Lundberg, MD, Editor-In-Chief, Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board, & Chief Medical Officer
In addition to serving as Editor-In-Chief for CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg is President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lundberg Institute, a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and Editor at Large for Medscape from WebMD. Dr. Lundberg has more than 30 years combined experience as Editor in Chief of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), the 10 AMA specialty journals, AM News, Medscape, The Medscape Journal, e-Medicine from Web MD, and MedPage Today from Everyday Health. A frequent lecturer, radio and television guest, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg “Online Healthcare’s Medicine Man” in 2000. Prior to CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg served as the President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10 years, and for 5 years was the Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California, Davis. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, leaving as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years. Prior to his military service , Dr. Lundberg completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. Called the medical Internet “pioneer” in 1995, Dr. Lundberg holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College, Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the State University of New York, Syracuse, Thomas Jefferson University and the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication, physician behavior, patient safety, and health system reform.
Clifford Baron, Chief Operating Officer
Clifford Baron has led product development, strategy and go to market efforts in prominent life science companies for over 20 years. Prior to joining CollabRX, he was Director of Biology Product Marketing, Director of Business Development and Director of Professional Services at Accelrys. He founded Lexigraphix, developing an innovative web-based system to analyze biotechnology intellectual property assets. Prior to that, Clifford was Senior Director of Global Solutions for Applied Biosystems, where he led software product management and coordinated Applied Biosystems’ alliance with Celera during the human genome project. He was Director of Product Management at Pangea Systems/Doubletwist, a pioneering bioinformatics company, and Vice President of Product Development for Abacus Concepts, a statistical software company acquired by SAS Corp. Clifford holds a Ph.D. in Biology from UC Berkeley.
Smruti Vidwans, PhD, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Smruti Vidwans is an award-winning researcher and biomedical industry expert who has developed strategies for organizations ranging from pharma giants to drug-discovery startups and nonprofits. At CollabRx, she has driven the development of the molecular disease models, the proprietary Therapy Finder applications in cancers such as melanoma, lung cancer and colorectal cancer as well as the Genetic Variant Annotation product that provides therapeutic interpretation of NGS-derived molecular data. Prior to CollabRx, she was at McKinsey and Company where she worked on a developing a range of business and scientific solutions for the pharmaceutical industry – including clinical trial design and evaluation, R&D process optimization, business strategy implementation, and change management. She has co-founded and consulted with several drug discovery startups. In addition, she has worked in the Tuberculosis drug discovery space for which she was named one of the top 100 young investigators under 35. Dr. Smruti Vidwans holds a SB in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Genetics, Developmental and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Francisco.
Paul Clegg, Director of Engineering
Paul is a Silicon Valley startup veteran of 20 years, helping several small companies to develop their software and grow to acquisition by Cisco, Yahoo, Ask.com, Computer Sciences Corporation, and others. At CollabRx, he has helped lead the development team to get the product ready for commercial success, implementing production-quality availability, job automation, and data security. He leads the efforts to hire top-notch software talent while still contributing regularly to keep our systems running smoothly. Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.