Challenges & Opportunities: Trace Genomics' Diane Wu, Poornima Parameswaran

Challenges & Opportunities: Trace Genomics' Diane Wu, Poornima Parameswaran

On any given day, Diane Wu and Poornima Parameswaran can be found on the farm, in the lab or inside the AgTech incubator in Salinas. Their venture combines all three aspects.

Trace Genomics, launched in 2015 as a microbial evaluation system to detect diseases in soil. emerged in the Salinas Valley a year ago when it won the 2016 THRIVE Accelerator competition beating out 10 other finalists out of a pool of 200 applications from 36 countries.

Founded by Wu and Parameswaran, two young Ph.D.s from Stanford University ...
— Excerpt from a profile published Feb. 15, 2017

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Photo: Diane Wu, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer; and Poornima Parameswaran, PhD, Co-Founder & President of Trace Genomics. (Photo by Adriana Sisfontes)

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