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Catherine Ball, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research

Dr. Ball is a product of the California education system having completed her PhD in Molecular Biology at UCLA and her Postdoctoral research at Berkeley prior to 17 years at Stanford. Most recently, she was the Chief Scientific Officer of AncestryDNA where over the course of nine years she built and led a team of population geneticists, statisticians, computer scientists and laboratory scientists to create the scientific roadmap, genotyping platform, and analytical approaches behind the AncestryDNA and AncestryHealth direct-to-consumer products and services.

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