Dr. David Shaywitz has been named chief medical officer of DNA software company DNAnexus, based in Mountain View, Calif.
Shaywitz, 46, is the firm’s first CMO. He will oversee the adoption and clinical mechanics of DNAnexus’ cloudbased genomics platform. The company works with biotech and pharmaceutical research labs, diagnostic testing providers and other clinical groups.
He previously was a director of strategic and commercial planning for Theravance Biopharma, San Francisco. His medical background is in internal medicine and endocrinology.