Clinical Persona was founded in 2013 by informatics and molecular diagnostics experts with a track record of delivering clinical genomics-based tests for cancer patients.
Ljubomir Buturovic, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder
Prior to Clinical Persona, Dr. Buturovic served as Vice President and Chief Scientist at Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., leading the informatics department and delivering predictive algorithms for two FDA-cleared genomics tests for cancer. Prior to Pathwork, he served as Bioinformatics Director at Incyte Corporation. Dr. Buturovic has a strong academic publishing record in the domain and is the first inventor on two US patents related to applications of genomics in cancer diagnostics. Dr. Buturovic has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at San Francisco State University since 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Belgrade, Serbia, and did postdoctoral training at BioMolecular Engineering Research Center at Boston University.
Alejandrina Pattin, B.Sc., Chief Software Architect and Co-Founder
Prior to Clinical Persona, Alejandrina Pattin was Director of Research Software Development at Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., where she was instrumental in the development of Pathwork's genomic machine-learning software platform. She has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry, both as employee and consultant to major corporations such as DuPont and IBM. Ms Pattin has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires and a degree in English from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Damjan Krstajic, B.Sc., Principal Consulting Scientist
Damjan Krstajic graduated with degree in Probability and Statistics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Between 1999 and 2005 he was Software Engineer and Principal Scientist at Cyprotex (UK). Between 2008 and 2013 he was a machine learning and software development consultant to Pathwork Diagnostics Inc., and made key contributions to the company's research direction. Damjan Krstajic has been a member of the Clinical Persona team since the company inception.
Dejan Miljkovic, Ph.D., Senior Engineer
Dr. Miljkovic obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He designed and developed crucial components of the company's hadoop system for machine learning of genomic signatures.