Dom is a Research Associate leading high-throughput screening for Octant’s rare disease programs. He is passionate about enhancing Octant’s platform to accelerate and optimize early drug discovery efforts. His experience in the biotechnology industry stems from local companies including Bayer and Zymergen (now Ginkgo Bioworks).
Dom formerly worked as a college counselor at Y-Scholars, a nonprofit college-readiness program, where he supported hundreds of high school seniors with applying to and preparing for higher education. With fellow Octonauts, he established a partnership between Octant and the YMCA to foster opportunities geared towards underrepresented youth, with a vision of further diversifying the STEM world.
Outside the lab Dom enjoys long walks, catching the perfect sunset, and adventuring with his favorite humans and canines.