Geoff Otto, Ph.D.

SVP & Head of Product Development

Geoff Otto brings to Thrive more than 15 years of experience in the development, validation and deployment of NGS assays and molecular diagnostic products.


Geoff holds a B.A. with distinction in cell biology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford University.

He was most recently vice president of product development at Foundation Medicine, a company which helped catalyze an evolution in the care and treatment of patients with cancer by delivering the molecular insights required to help inform selection of targeted and immunotherapies. At Foundation Medicine, Geoff was responsible for the development of innovative clinical and biopharma products for tissue and liquid biopsies, including FoundationOne-Heme, Foundation-ACT and blood Tumor Mutation Burden.

Prior to joining Foundation Medicine, Geoff held several R&D scientist roles at Pacific Biosciences, where he helped develop and then commercialize single-molecule real-time sequencing products and instruments.

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