Meet the Board – David Sheehan

David Sheehan, PhD

Illumina, Inc. (Madison) – Associate Director, Quality

Sector: Life Science Reagents

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

About Illumina: At Illumina, their goal is to apply innovative technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. It is mission critical for them to deliver innovative, flexible, and scalable solutions to meet the needs of our customers. As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and providing the highest level of quality, they strive to meet this challenge. Illumina innovative sequencing and array technologies are fueling groundbreaking advancements in life science research, translational and consumer genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Bio Highlights: David Sheehan is Associate Director of Quality at Illumina Inc.  Illumina is a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical, and applied markets.  David received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001 where he studied the synthesis of novel DNA biomolecules with biotherapeutic applications.  For the past 16 years David has worked in the Biosciences and Medical Diagnostic industries.  Most of his career was spent in San Diego, California where he held a variety of technical and leadership positions at Sequenom, Alere, and Illumina.  After a successful stint leading an Engineering group David recently relocated from San Diego to Madison, to be the head of Quality at Illumina’s rapidly growing Madison facility.