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Nicholas Naclerio, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & General Manager, Enterprise Informatics

Nicholas (Nick) Naclerio joined Illumina in 2010 and is responsible for all corporate business development activities, including strategic planning, licensing, corporate partnerships, and acquisitions. In addition, he leads Illumina’s Enterprise Informatics business which enables the storage, analysis, understanding and sharing of genomic and phenotypic information.

Before joining Illumina, Naclerio co-founded and was the Executive Chairman of Quanterix, an emerging diagnostics company based on a novel single molecule detection platform. Previously, Naclerio was Executive Chairman of True Materials and CEO of ParAllele BioScience, life science tools firms that were both acquired by Affymetrix, and was the founding Vice President & General Manager of Motorola Life Sciences. He also held leadership roles at Zyomyx Inc., Motorola Ventures, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, Naclerio has served on a number of corporate and institutional boards, including Boreal Genomics, the SNP Consortium, Genometrix, Clinical Microsensors, Orchid Bioscience, and SEMATECH.

Naclerio received a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University, a Winston Churchill Fellowship in Materials Science to Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.