Dr. Siegel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zephyrus Biosciences, Inc and Solexa Inc. since July 2006. Dr. Siegel assumed responsibility for all manufacturing operations, including supply chain management and product distribution services, for the Solexa Genome Analysis System and related consumables.
He worked for 15 years with Applied Biosystems in a variety of senior management positions involving product development and manufacturing of devices and consumables. Dr. Siegel served as a Vice President of Quality and Process Excellence at Applied Biosystems. He served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Applied Biosystems. Dr. Siegel managed manufacturing, commercialization, and research and development of DNA/protein consumables for scientific and technical instruments at Millipore Corp.
He also held positions of increasing responsibility in product and process development and chemical engineering at Henkel Research Corporation and its parent, Henkel KGaA in Dusseldorf, Germany. He has 26 years of global industry experience. He serves as a Director of Life Science Angels, Inc. He serves as a Director at Rapid Diagnostek, Inc. Dr. Siegel was a Professor of Bio-organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and conducted post-doctoral studies at enzyme mechanisms and organic model systems at Columbia University. He received a PhD from the University of Illinois, where he focused on analytical instrumentation, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Syracuse University.