Illumina Inc. announced that Jeff Huber, senior vice president at Google Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors.
Huber joined Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) in 2003 and led development for Google Maps, Google Apps and Google Ads. Huber previously worked for eBay Inc. as vice president of architecture and systems development where he implemented eBay’s scalable technology foundations. Huber is also a member of the board of directors of Electronic Arts Inc.
“We are pleased to welcome Jeff to the Illumina Board and to leverage his expertise as we work to make genomic data accessible to the widest possible community of researchers and clinicians,” Illumina’s CEO Jay Flatley said. “As a pioneer in big data analytics and highly scalable informatics, Jeff’s perspective will greatly benefit our efforts to harness massive amounts of genomic data to accelerate the discovery of new associations between the human genome and disease.”