Mara G. Aspinall
President and CEO
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Aspinall founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics.
Biggest challenge: “My college and postgrad majors were in business, yet I‘ve made my career in biotech where a strong science background is an distinct advantage. So, I had to go back and develop my foundational knowledge in the sciences while working, and I continue to sharpen it throughout my career.”
Surprising fact: “People are often surprised to learn that I’m an avid sports fan. I will attend any live sporting event – from baseball to rodeo – any chance I get.”