June 8, 2020

2019 Winners & Finalists

Big Idea

Gene Yeo, UCSD
ViaCyte

Alume Biosciences
American Gut Project
Banyan Biomarkers
Fate Therapeutics

Innovation at the Intersection

Organovo

Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego
MedCrypt
Molecular Assemblies
PvP Biologics
Roswell Biotechnologies

CEO

Kevin Gorman, Neurocrine Biosciences

Stanley Crooke, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Francis deSouza, Illumina
Sabrina Martucci Johnson, Daré Bioscience
Kevin Sayer, Dexcom
Laura Shawver, Synthorx

Commitment to Diversity

Silvia Mah, Connect

Ad Astra Ventures
Athena
Robin Toft, Toft Group Executive Search
Helen Torley, Halozyme

Startup

LunaDNA

CureMatch
Expansion Therapeutics
MedCrypt
Vivid Genomics

Secret Weapon

Jessica Corson, Mirati Therapeutics

Athena Countouriotis, Turning Point Therapeutics
Kyle Gano, Neurocrine Biosciences
Gary O’Neill, Abide Therapeutics
Sara Pagano, San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering
David Urso, MEI Pharma

Digital Trailblazer

Reflexion Health

CureMatch
Dthera Sciences
ResMed
Trials.ai

X of the Year

Turnaround Story

Evofem Biosciences

Stem Cell Pioneer

Jeanne Loring, Scripps Research Institute

Mentor
Mike Grey, Mirum Pharmaceuticals

Inspiration
Lilly Grossman

Precision Medicine Leader
Razelle Kurzrock, UC San Diego Health Sciences

Lifetime Achievement

Ivor Royston