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This excerpt taken from the GXDX 10-K filed Feb 12, 2008.

Executive Officers and Directors

        Tina Nova Bennett, Ph.D. has served as our president and chief executive officer, and a member of our board of directors, since March 2000. From 1994 to January 2000, Dr. Nova Bennett served as chief operating officer and president of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, where she was a co-founder. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Nova Bennett served as chief operating officer of Selective Genetics, a targeted therapy biotechnology company. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc., both publicly held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies. She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Diego and is a life science sector representative to the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee overseeing the California Stem Cell Initiative (Proposition 71). Dr. Nova Bennett holds a B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.

        Samuel D. Riccitelli has served as our executive vice president and chief operating officer since October 2001. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Riccitelli served in a number of positions for Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company, including most recently as vice president & general manager and as a board member for BD Ventures, L.L.C., a venture capital fund. From 1989 to 1994, he served in a number of positions for the FOxS Division of Puritan-Bennett Corporation, a medical device company, including most recently as general manager. Mr. Riccitelli holds a B.A. in biology from Washington and Jefferson College and a M.S. Eng. degree in mechanical & biomedical engineering from The University of Texas.

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        Douglas A. Schuling has served as our senior vice president and chief financial officer since April 1999. From 1997 to March 1999, Mr. Schuling held the position of chief financial and operating officer for Point-of-Care Systems, a venture capital backed clinical information systems company. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Schuling held various positions at Nellcor Puritan Bennett, a research, development and manufacturing company, specializing in medical equipment and supplies, most recently as Hospital Group Controller. Mr. Schuling received his B.S. degree in accounting from Drake University.

        Christian V. Kuhlen, M.D., Esq. has served as our vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since September 2007. Prior to joining Genoptix, Dr. Kuhlen was an attorney in private practice as an associate with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP from October 2004 to September 2007. Between August 1997 and May 2004, Dr. Kuhlen was a full-time graduate student. From October 1995 to July 1997, Dr. Kuhlen was a research assistant at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, where he studied the pathogenesis of the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. He holds a B.S. in biochemistry and cell biology and a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. and M.D. from the University of Southern California.

        Andrew E. Senyei, M.D. has served on our board of directors as chairman of the board since April 2000. Dr. Senyei has been a managing director and a general partner of Enterprise Partners, a venture capital firm, since 1987. Dr. Senyei was a founder of Molecular Biosystems and, prior to joining Enterprise Partners, was a practicing clinician and adjunct associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine. He serves on the boards of directors of numerous private healthcare companies. Dr. Senyei obtained his M.D. from Northwestern University and residency training at the University of California Irvine, Medical Center.

        Timothy M. Buono has served on our board of directors since March 2000. Since 1997, Mr. Buono has been a vice-president of Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc., a healthcare focused venture capital firm, and a partner in the general partner entities of its sponsored venture capital funds. From 1994 to 1997, he served as senior vice president, business development, for Health Partners, Inc., a healthcare services company. From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Buono served as director, business development, for Occupational Health Resources, Inc., a healthcare services company. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Buono served as an associate of Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Buono was a financial and operations analyst for Shaffer-Clarke. Mr. Buono is a director of a number of privately-held companies. He received his B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College in 1988, and completed an Executive Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business in 2003.

        Robert E. Curry, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since February 2002. Since July 2002, Dr. Curry has served as a venture partner at Alliance Technology Ventures, L.P., based in Atlanta, Georgia. From July 2001 to July 2002, Dr. Curry was engaged as a consultant to DLJ Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston (USA), Inc., or CSFB. He joined the Sprout Group, or Sprout, a submanager of various venture capital funds within the CSFB organization, as a general partner in May 1991. Prior to joining Sprout, Dr. Curry served in various capacities with Merrill Lynch R&D Management and Merrill Lynch Venture Capital from 1984, including as president of both organizations from January 1990 to May 1991. Previously, Dr. Curry was a vice president of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a pharmaceutical company, from May 1980 to July 1984, and General Manager of the Diagnostics Systems Division of Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a clinical diagnostic and life sciences research company, from August 1976 to May 1980. He currently is a director of numerous privately-held companies as well as the chairman of the board and a trustee of Keck Graduate Institute, a not-for-profit organization. He is also currently the acting chief executive Officer of SensysMedical, Inc. Dr. Curry received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University.

        Michael A. Henos has served on our board of directors since 2001. From 1993 to the present, Mr. Henos has served as managing general partner of Alliance Technology Ventures, L.P., based in

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Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Henos served as a general partner of Aspen Ventures, an early stage venture capital partnership, from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Henos previously served as a vice president of 3i Ventures Corporation, the predecessor of Aspen Ventures, from 1986 to 1991. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Henos served as a healthcare consultant with Ernst & Young, specializing in venture financing of startup medical technology companies. Before joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Henos served in a variety of operating management positions and co-founded and served as chief executive officer of ProMed Technologies, Inc. Mr. Henos is the chairman of the board of directors of both Inhibitex, Inc., a publicly held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, and AtheroGenics, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Henos received his B.S. and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

        Arda M. Minocherhomjee, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since July 2005. He is currently a partner of Chicago Growth Partners, a private equity firm. From 1992 to October 2004, Dr. Minocherhomjee served in various capacities for William Blair & Company, L.L.C., an investment firm affiliated with certain holders of our capital stock, including, most recently, as a principal. Since September 1998, Dr. Minocherhomjee has also served as a managing member of William Blair Capital Partners, an affiliate of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. He currently serves on the board of directors of CryoCor, Inc., a publicly held medical device company, as well as several privately-held pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Dr. Minocherhomjee received a master's degree in pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia, and was a post-doctoral fellow in pharmacology at the University of Washington Medical School.

        Stephen L. Spotts has served on our board of directors since February 2005. Since April 2007, he has served as chief executive officer and managing member of ProTom International, LLC, a company focused on advanced cancer treatments. From April 2000 to April 2007, he served as president and chief executive officer of Pathology Partners and previously served as its chief development officer from 1999 to 2000. From 1996 through 1999, Mr. Spotts served as the president of the Hospital Services Group for Mariner Post-Acute Network. Prior to joining Mariner, Mr. Spotts served as director of development of Marriott Healthcare Services and as vice president of Valley Management Services. He received his bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Mississippi.

        Thomas A. Waltz, M.D. has served on our board of directors since 1999. Currently, Dr. Waltz is a neurosurgeon and is senior consultant in neurosurgery of the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Waltz was chairman and chief executive officer of the Scripps Clinic from 1991 to 2000 and president of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group from 1990 to 2000. In addition to his current clinical practice, he is on the board of directors of The Doctors Company, a mutual insurance company, and the Premera Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska, a not-for-profit Blue Cross medical insurance provider. Dr. Waltz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati, his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, and his neurosurgical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also had training in neurology at The National Hospital for Neurological Diseases in London, England and neuropathology at Oxford University.

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