The Mastermind Genomic Search Engine is used by hundreds of genetic labs worldwide to accelerate diagnosis, increase diagnostic yield, and assure repeatability in reporting genetic testing results.
Mastermind Genomic Landscapes inform pharmaceutical and bio-pharma companies on precision medicine development, deliver genomic biomarkers for clinical trial target selection, and support CDx regulatory submissions with empirical evidence. Genomenon was named 2020 Global Company of the Year in Clinical Genomics Interpretation by Frost & Sullivan.
Genomenon means “born out of need” in ancient Greek, which perfectly describes Genomenon’s beginnings.
In his clinical practice and genomic research, co-founder Dr. Mark Kiel was frustrated with the painfully slow and time-consuming process of manual curation. Interpretation of genomic data resulting from next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) was inefficient and error-prone due to the manual effort required to search and analyze the rapidly growing body of medical literature for disease-related genes and variants.
Genomenon was founded to address this pressing need for faster, more comprehensive variant interpretation by combining expert curation with unique machine learning methods designed to keep up with the pace of new publications and present the most relevant information to researchers.
Mark found like-minded experts dedicated to connecting patient DNA data with the billions of dollars worth of medical research that was previously impossible to organize at scale, and too challenging to interpret quickly and accurately for clinical genomics.
The Genomenon team built the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine, which contains all the disease-gene-variant-phenotype-therapy relationships found across the scientific literature. The technology developed to accomplish this feat is revolutionizing the way genetic and cancer diagnoses and discoveries are made. Mastermind makes it easy to get rapid insight into relevant literature for clinical decision-making, genomic research, and pharmaceutical drug discovery.
Today, co-founders Kiel and Steve Schwartz continue to drive the scientific and technological development of Mastermind, which now empowers scientists and researchers at pharmaceutical companies, clinical labs, and universities to more thoroughly understand diseases at a molecular level. Thousands of doctors in over 100 countries are using Mastermind to rapidly connect their patient’s variants with the published genomic research to more effectively treat cancer patients and diagnose babies with rare diseases.
Genomenon is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mike Klein CEO
With over 25 years of developing, building and growing 4 different high-tech companies, Mike raised over $50M in capital and had several successful investor exits.
Mark J. Kiel MD, PhD CSO & Co-Founder
Mark has extensive experience in genome-sequencing and clinical data analysis underlying the vision and technology driving the Genomenon suite of software tools.
Steve Schwartz CTO & Co-founder
Steve co-founded several successful web-based software start-ups. He brings to the team deep domain expertise and extensive start-up experience.
Sean Kearney CFO
Always seeking opportunities for growth, Sean has spent his career investing in and scaling innovative platforms in genomics, telemedicine and healthcare delivery.
Candace Chapman Vice President of Marketing
Candace has 25 years experience in enterprise and high-tech marketing and brings both strategic leadership and tactical execution to the team.
Dave Anstey VP, Sales & Business Development
Dave has over 22 years experience selling scientific software with a track record of building successful sales teams and meaningful customer relationships.
Sam Globus, PhD VP, Operations
Sam brings a wealth of experience in genomic product development and operations to the team, and manages the rapid growth of our data science and variant curation work.
Brittnee Jones, PhD Director of Customer Success
Brittnee has spent over a decade building and leading customer success teams across the NGS space, ensuring rapid product adaption and maximal value for customers.
Ronda Bergman Director of Engineering
Ronda has spent more than 20 years working in software development in a variety of roles, from strategy execution to building effective teams.
Thressa Nichols DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE, TALENT & CULTURE
Thressa has worked with multiple tech and start-up companies to help attract, retain, and motivate incredible teams by creating inclusive, collaborative spaces, implementing smart tools, and communicating vision.
Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, MD CO-FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Kojo is the Director for Precision and Computational Diagnostics at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and President of the Association of Molecular Pathology.
Megan Lim, MD, PhD CO-FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Megan is the Director of the Hematopathology and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Careers at Genomenon
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We’re looking for a Senior Full-stack Software Developer who can take direction and run with it, building out new and existing products and features. View Job.
We’re looking for a sales-savvy, highly energetic person with experience in NGS and bioinformatics solution sales to help drive the company’s sales efforts. The key focus of this role is to sell into clinical genetics testing labs at both hospitals and commercial organizations. View Job.
We’re looking for a sales-savvy, highly motivated person with experience in NGS and bioinformatics solution sales to help drive the company’s sales efforts. The key focus of this role is to sell into Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies. View Job.
We are seeking an experienced marketing star with proven success in the clinical diagnostics or genomics industry to drive inbound and outbound marketing programs. View Job.
We’re looking for a reliable and responsible individual who is able to work autonomously to deliver results against deadlines and is comfortable in a public university setting. View Job.
When citing use of the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine, use the following text:
Mastermind Genomic Search Engine (https://www.genomenon.com/mastermind)
Details on the Mastermind research paper published in November of 2020:
Citation: Chunn LM, Nefcy DC, Scouten RW, Tarpey RP, Chauhan G, Lim MS, Elenitoba-Johnson KSJ, Schwartz SA, Kiel MJ. Mastermind: A Comprehensive Genomic Association Search Engine for Empirical Evidence Curation and Genetic Variant Interpretation. Front Genet. 2020 Nov 13;11:577152. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.577152. PMID: 33281875; PMCID: PMC7691534.