It was no easy task. After an extensive review of the many nominees for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego, Xconomy editors across the country and a panel of local experts together narrowed the list to 42 finalists (listed below) across eight categories.
In the coming weeks leading up to the awards gala in May, we’ll be featuring brief profiles of all the finalists here at Xconomy San Diego.
The winner of our Lifetime Achievement award will be revealed later this spring.
All winners will be announced and celebrated at our awards gala at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa on Wednesday, May 29. The party starts at 6 p.m., and we hope to see you there.
American Gut Project
Gene Yeo, UC San Diego
Innovation at the Intersection
Rommie Amaro, UC San Diego
Stanley Crooke, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Francis deSouza, Illumina
Kevin Gorman, Neurocrine Biosciences
Sabrina Martucci Johnson, Daré Bioscience
Kevin Sayer, Dexcom
Laura Shawver, Synthorx
Commitment to Diversity
Ad Astra Ventures
Silvia Mah, Connect & Hera Labs
Robin Toft, Toft Group Executive Search
Helen Torley, Halozyme
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 & Engineering
David Urso, MEI Pharma
X of the Year
Mike Grey, Mirum Pharmaceuticals
Stem Cell Pioneer
Jeanne Loring, Scripps Research Institute
Precision Medicine Leader
Razelle Kurzrock, UC San Diego Health Sciences