Gene is the Founder, Chairman of the board of directors and visionary behind the Avellino Labs network of companies. A serial entrepreneur, he started Avellino Labs in 2008 in South Korea and brings more than 20 years of experience leading pharmaceutical, healthcare, and genetic diagnostics teams. In 2013, Gene relocated to Silicon Valley to support Avellino Labs’ transition to a US-based global company. Gene is also the lead inventor and author of most of the patents in Avellino’s IP portfolio. In 2015, the World Economic Forum recognized Avellino Labs as a Technology Pioneer and honored Gene with membership on its Global Precision Medicine Council. Gene was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his pioneering work in gene therapy and molecular diagnostics at a ceremony on Ellis Island on May 11, 2019.