Richard A. Leach, Ph.D.

Richard A. Leach, Ph.D. is Vice President of Business Development at Complete Genomics. Collaborating with thought leaders across the globe, his primary focus is to bring genome sequencing to broad clinical practice. Prior to Complete Genomics, he was the Vice President of Scientific Services for deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, while it was the world’s largest and most productive genetics research company. Joining with Shady Grove Center for Preimplantation Genetics and Integramed, he co-created advanced human embryo diagnostics for pre-implantation genetic diagnostic applications. Dr. Leach founded the computational biology software company Teneo Sciences and created artificial intelligence algorithms and visualization applications to analyze large genetic datasets. Dr. Leach holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Hillsdale College, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Ohio University, was a Fellow in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for the US Department of Defense as well as a visiting scientist at the National Cancer Institute.   Richard Leach has been elected to sit on Empirical Bioscience's board of directors.