Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, has successfully placed Grace Colón, Ph.D, on the Board of Directors for CareDx, Inc. in Brisbane, CA.
Dr. Colón has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of InCarda Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage company developing therapeutics for cardiovascular conditions since 2013. In addition to her role at InCarda, she is also Executive Chairman (formerly CEO) of ProterixBio and is on the board of Cocoon Biotech. Previously, she served on the boards of Paradigm Diagnostics and PerceptiMed. She was formerly a partner at New Science Ventures and held various leadership roles at Intrexon Corporation, Gilead Sciences and Affymetrix. Earlier in her career, she was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co.
Dr. Colón is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted doctoral and post-doctoral research on metabolic engineering of industrial amino acids. She also holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
CareDx, Inc., headquartered in Brisbane, California, is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant recipients. CareDx offers products along the pre- and post-transplant testing continuum and is the leading provider of genomics-based information for transplant patients.
About Toft Group Executive Search
Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.