Meet Bob Kain

Bob Kain
Bob Kain

Board Member

A little about Bob Kain

Bob Kain has over 3 decades of experience in the genomics and health space. He co-founded LunaPBC in 2017, a genomic/health database company, Revere BioSensors in 2015, focused on pathogen detection and worked at Illumina for 15 years. At Illumina, Bob led the invention of the modern, high throughput genome sequencer that brought the cost of sequencing a genome down from a half-million dollars to $1000 in 6 years. He joined Illumina pre-IPO in 1999 and retired in 2014, as the Chief Engineering Officer. Bob is the lead inventor on multiple U.S. patents and has spent much of his career at start-ups scaling people, processes, and systems as they grew revenue and market share. Prior to joining Illumina, Bob was the Director of the Microarray Business Unit at Molecular Dynamics. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the board of Mesa Rim Climbing Center, with multiple locations in San Diego, CA and Reno, Nevada. Bob received a BS in Physics from San Diego State University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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