Eric Olivares, PhD

Eric serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at Variantyx and has over 15 years of experience in assay development and clinical lab operations. He previously spent a decade designing, building, and scaling Invitae’s clinical testing operations, which received over 1 million high complexity NGS tests per year when he departed. Prior to his work at Invitae, he was a Senior Staff Scientist at  Pacific Biosciences where he improved sample prep kits and workflows, and a Senior Staff Scientist at Invitrogen where he developed cross-platform NGS sample prep kits. In 2007, Eric founded, a leading online resource for bench and bioinformatics scientists to share protocols and troubleshoot processes. He completed his BS in 1998 from the University of California, Davis and his PhD in 2003 from Stanford University. He enjoys playing guitar, exercising, and spending time with his family at their home in Maine.