Board of Directors

Guochun Liao, PhD, MBA

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Guochun Liao brings over 15 years of experience leading and managing multi-discipline teams in large pharmaceutical and small biotechnology startup companies. Prior to founding IDbyDNA, he was the Vice President of Bioinformatics at Centrillion Biosciences. Before that, he was the Head of Computational Genomics and Research Biostatistics at Roche Pharmaceuticals Palo Alto site, where he was responsible for the data management and analysis for the pre-clinical and clinical projects covering a variety of disease biology and functional areas. Guochun has also served as a consulting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. His scientific work is featured in many patents, peer reviewed publications and on the cover of scientific journals, including Science and Genome Research. Guochun holds a BS in Biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and an MS in Computer Science, a Ph.D. in Genetics and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Martin Reese, PhD

Co-Founder & Chairman

Martin Reese is an experienced entrepreneur in the genomics and bioinformatics field. In addition to serving as Chairman of IDbyDNA he is also currently the President and Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Fabric Genomics. Prior to co-founding Fabric Genomics, Martin served as Vice President of Discovery Informatics for ValiGen and co-founded Neomorphic, where he served as President and Chief Scientific Officer. The human genome annotation software that Martin developed at Neomorphic, provided the foundation for the successful commercialization of microarrays by Affymetrix. Martin organized the state-of-the-art Genome Annotation Assessment Project and was a member of the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project, which provided the proof-of-concept platform for “shotgun” sequencing technology. He also developed gene-finding algorithms for the Human Genome Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Martin holds a Masters degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Heidelberg and a Ph.D. in Genetics jointly from the University of Hohenheim, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley.

Stuart Peterson, MBA


Stuart Peterson is Founder and Senior Partner at ARTIS Ventures, currently serves on the board of directors for Versa Networks, Stemcentrx, Juicero, Practice Fusion, and Cohesity. He is also a Board Advisor for Fabric Genomics and Bracket Computing. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the SF MOMA and is actively involved in the Tipping Point Community and the Human Needs Project. Stuart received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.