Steve Ayers

(415) 891-9781 · [email protected]

Experienced program manager with over 10 years of experience and a proven track record of leading development of complex products and services in healthcare and medical testing sectors. Skilled in managing and motivating diverse teams across organizations to deliver valuable products to users. Certifications: PMP, CISSP, CCSP, Security+, Google Cloud Architect, Azure MCSE.


Senior Informatics Program Lead

Stanford Health Care

Led transformative initiatives in Genomics, delivering business value through support of new clinical services. Implemented Precision Medicine decision support system, integrating diverse clinical data sources to revolutionize therapy matching and forging strategic partnerships for collaborative development. Led architectural design processes, effectively gathering and translating complex business requirements into scalable technical solutions.

2019 - Present

Genomics Program Manager

Stanford Health Care

Led the successful implementation of clinical exome testing program, managing service implementation, software development, EMR integration, budget and regulatory requirements. Oversaw and maintained clinical applications, liaising with vendors and conducting security reviews, managing purchasing and contracting processes. Led infrastructure design for new applications, ensuring seamless integration and adherence to industry and organizational standards.

2015 - 2019

Technical Project Manager

Personalis, Inc.

Managed customer projects end-to-end, from requirements documentation through application development and product delivery. Implemented policies and procedures for secure clinical data transfer to customers, utilizing cloud infrastructure and physical media to maintain confidentiality and integrity. Led a software development project aimed at enhancing laboratory sample and asset tracking, resulting in improved operational efficiency and streamlined workflows.

2013 - 2015

Research Associate & Genomics Core Director

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Directed operations of the Genomics Core, establishing a cutting-edge facility to support genomic testing through Next Generation Sequencing and Arrays, overseeing staff recruitment, lab setup, and procurement. Managed the design and implementation of a Bioinformatics compute cluster Oversaw the design and optimization of laboratory workflows for seamless sample processing, ensuring swift and accurate intake, library preparation, sequencing, and array hybridization. Managed a diverse portfolio of genomics R&D projects for internal investigators and collaborators, driving impactful outreach efforts that contributed to an annual revenue exceeding $10 million.

2009 - 2013

Research Associate

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Oversaw the design and execution of a high-throughput cancer pharmacology drug screening core, responsible for laboratory management and the optimization of workflows, ensuring precision in experimental results and enhanced operational efficiency.

2005 - 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Stanford University

Performed gene discovery research in the Department of Developmental Biology.

2001 - 2005


Cornell University

Doctor of Philosophy
Nutrition, Biochemistry
2001 - 2007

University of Glasgow

Master of Science
2000 - 2001

Union College

Bachelor of Arts
Biology, Political Science
1996 - 2000


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Project Management & Team Leadership
  • Cross-Functional Team Collaboration
  • Technical Solution Architecture
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Agile & Waterfall Methodologies


In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and kayaking. I am an avid reader of science fiction and enjoy learning about new advancements in genomics and technology. I also volunteer at local community events and support various science education initiatives.


  • PMP Certification
  • CCSP
  • Security+
  • Google Cloud Architect
  • Azure MCSE