Kenneth Ward, M.D. – Founder and CEO
Former Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Ward is a Founder of Juneau Biosciences, LLC. Dr. Ward is among the few physicians in the country who are board-certified in four sub-specialties: OB/GYN, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics. As Professor of OB/Gyn and Human Genetics, Dr. Ward founded and ran the University of Utah’s DNA Diagnostic Laboratory. He led the efforts to discover multiple human disease genes, including Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return and Hereditary Multiple Exostosis, as well as genetic associations for several pregnancy-related diseases including preeclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Dr. Ward has founded, grown, and operated multiple successful biotechnology companies. He is also a Founder and CSO of Axial Biotech, Inc., and president of Taueret Laboratories, LLC.
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Hans Albertsen, Ph.D. – Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Albertsen, Ph.D., joined Juneau Biosciences at its inception in April 2007. Hans received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and has over 20 years of experience in human genetic research in both commercial and academic settings. He has authored over 35 articles primarily in the areas of genetic mapping, physical mapping, positional cloning and gene expression profiling. Dr. Albertsen has been on the faculty of the Departments of Human Genetics and Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah. He has also worked as Program Manager of Microarrays at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech in Sunnyvale, CA. Hans is listed as an inventor on six patents.