I started with D-Mark CS in late March 2014. There have been many changes over the years, we continually evolve and adapt. We are a family here and we really care for each other. I will soon be moving over to Accounting as the Tremendis Receivables Clerk. Outside of work I spend as much time as possible with my grandsons and soon to be granddaughter.
I went to Centennial College and studied Business Administration/Accounting for three years and obtained my Advanced Diploma in Business. I went to York university after, and studied Business Management for three years and graduated in 2019 with my Bachelor of Arts. I have been working at D-mark Biosciences for Three years now. Currently, my daily tasks are book keeping and ensuring the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable are all up to date daily and monthly. On my free time when I am not working, I like to go to the gym and play sports, such as Basketball, and stay active and healthy. I also like to explore nature, travel around the world, and try different types of food from different cultures.
Gabriel Bendavit, MD.M.Sc.
MD (Brazil); M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine (McGill University, Montreal, QC); PGDip in Biotechnology and Genomics (Concordia University, Montreal, QC). Extensive experience in Genomics, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sales and Marketing. Exploring a new trail early in the morning with my wife and two daughters is a religious experience—the perfect communion of body, mind and soul. I love what I do for a living; to talk about the latest technologies with the brightest minds in the country.
Philip Hardy-Smith, M.Sc.
I’ve worked in the industry for over 15-years. For quite some time I was the Canadian Imaging Specialist for ThermoFisher Scientific until I recently join the DMark team as the Ontario and Manitoba Genomics Specialist. It became important for me to work for a smaller, Toronto-based company that strives hard to put our Canadian customers first. In my downtime I enjoy cottaging in the Kawarthas. My wife and I recently purchased some land on beautiful Lake Chandos. The land remained vacant for 70-years and is overgrown with trees. In my downtime I’ve had to become a somewhat proficient arborist to make room for our small cottage build.
Richard McElligott, M.Sc.
After being a research assistant in the molecular biology field, Richard decided to start a sales career in 2000. He occupied various sales roles within few organizations in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, next generation sequencing and precision medicine. Richard enjoys his time off juggling with a soccer ball (not playing anymore!), mountain/fat biking, HIIT workouts and weight training.
I studied Cell Biology/Genetics at UBC before beginning in the field of Respiratory Research at St. Pauls hospital in Vancouver BC. Over the 12 years of working in the lab, we published 20 papers in peer reviewed journals with focus on various lung diseases such as Asthma, IPF and COPD. The past 6 years I have held technical sales roles in Western Canada with a keen interest in understanding the breadth of research occurring in our Provinces. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active by participating in recreational sports activities.
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Bhavyasri Vennapusa, M.Tech, CAPM
Bhavya's education is in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and she has research experience in Neurobiology. She currently takes care of promoting the amazing technologies DMark offers and how they can help researchers optimize their workflows in the most efficient way. She also act as a Project Manager for key projects across subsidiaries including ERP implementation, Rebranding and Restructuring. When she is not working, Bhavya loves spending time with her son and going on long drives with her family and friends to explore new places.
Pauline Fung, M.Sc.
I am thankful for having a good Master's project and mentor, allowing me to co-first author a Science publication. After running a sequencing core lab for 5+ years, I joined DMark in 2012! Outside of work, my time is devoted to my family - crafting, outings, and managing the addiction of my toddler shopaholic.
"I’ve been with D-Mark since 2008, working as customer service, purchasing and administrator. I’ve seen the company grow and I have grown with the company. I’m a nerd at heart enjoy learning new things.
I love being a wife, mother and grandma; it is this role that makes my heart soar."
I started with the company November 2013. I am responsible for Overseeing, delivering and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations, laws standards and company policies. Also, I oversee the financial operations including cash flow management, AP/AR, Financial reporting, inventory management & Bank Reconciliation. I believe in having a work life balance so in my spare time I like spending time with my families, and I also enjoy nature walks and reading. I believe that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.
Jeffrey Seitz is a global Biotechnology entrepreneur and genomics expert. Currently Vice President of D-MARK Biosciences and Founder/CEO of PHIX Genomics. Jeffrey also co-founded geXc (the Genomic Exchange Community). Specializing in genomics, he has 25+ years of experience in business development, sales and marketing, and business operations. Jeffrey's vision is to bring improved health and prosperity to the globe through genomics and bring greater awareness and understanding of genomics by building and promoting educational platforms, collaborations, and networks. Before joining as a partner with D-MARK Biosciences and starting PHIX Genomics, Jeffrey held business development and sales roles with several major life science companies including Life Technologies, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Bio-Rad, Corning, Motorola, and MJ Research. Jeffrey earned an M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Saskatchewan. Jeffrey is a dedicated and committed husband and father of three. Jeffrey is an avid outdoorsmen, enjoys fishing and hunting, and tropical beaches.
Duane Mendis, Ph.D.
I love to travel! With every member of my family born in a different country, we are certainly an international family. As a family, we’ve been to over 35 countries (50+ by myself). Nothing though can beat the beauty of Canada. Proud that Canada accepted us, and we are thrilled to be giving back to this nation by creating jobs, and providing solutions that benefit the health and well-being of all of us.