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Kendall on the Frontline: New Approaches to COVID-19 Testing

Zoom into the global epicenter of innovation on Friday, November 20 at noon to get answers to your critical questions about COVID-19 testing and how Kendall Square is working to develop new approaches to enable more and better testing.

This event features experts from Kendall’s life sciences community, including Stacey Gabriel, Senior Director, Genomics Platform at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer from CIC Health, and Celina Chang, Vice President, Science Operations at LabCentral who will share essential insights, updates, and outlooks for the months ahead. Shirley Leung from the Boston Globe will moderate this discussion and ensure you get information straight from the source, Kendall’s frontline leadership.  



Celina Chang, Vice President, Science Operations at LabCentral


Celina Chang is the vice president of science operations at LabCentral. She leads corporate operations pertaining to science, technology, and strategic relationships (EHS, IT, and business development) and is an advisor for onsite lab operations. She explores strategic expansion opportunities for LabCentral and plays a key role in the design, buildout activities, and launch for expansion projects such as the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, MIT’s The Engine, LabCentral’s 700 Main Street expansion, LabCentral 610, and LabCentral 238. 

Celina earned her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Cornell University.


Stacey Gabriel, Senior Director, Genomics Platform at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Stacey Gabriel is the senior director of the Genomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Under Gabriel’s guidance, the Genomics Platform explores, validates, optimizes, and implements new technologies, methods, and analysis tools to meet the needs of the Broad community. Gabriel and the members of her team are committed to pushing the boundaries of the genomic frontier through the application of operational excellence, advanced process design, data analysis and visualization, and technology development capabilities.

Gabriel joined the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research in 1998. She received her B.S. in molecular biology from Carnegie Mellon University (1993) and Ph.D. in human genetics from Case Western Reserve University (1999).


Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at CIC Health

Rodrigo Martinez is a creative business leader and entrepreneur with 20+ years of diverse international experience across life sciences, digital health, health care, and wellness sectors. The unique combination of business strategy, service and experience design, branding and marketing, creative leadership, entrepreneurship, communications. Author, co-author, and speaker on topics including the life sciences, healthcare & consumer genomics, and future scenarios for the bio-revolution. Award-winning leader of strategic and creative teams within world-class consulting and design firms such as The Boston Consulting Group and global design firm IDEO.

Rodrigo is on the Board of Advisors of WGBH and on the Board of Advisors of Neo.Life. He has been a regular guest lecturer at Harvard and MIT. Rodrigo was a Bailleres Scholar at ITAM in Mexico City, and a World Bank scholar at Harvard where received an MPA/ID. You can follow him @RodrigoATCG.



Shirley Leung, Business Reporter

Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe. She has written on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender and diversity issues in the workplace. She has been a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in Boston.” Shirley is also a contributor to WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News. Previously, Shirley served as the Globe’s interim editorial page editor. She also has been the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the Globe, Shirley was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, she started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.