Dr. Richard A. Leach

Chief Commercial Officer of WuXi NextCODE


Dr. Leach’s primary focus is to bring whole genome sequencing to broad clinical practice.

Formerly Vice President of Business Development at Complete Genomics, where he Collaborated with thought leaders across the globe, and Vice President of Scientific Services for deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, while it was the world’s largest and most productive genetics research company. Joining with Shady Grove Center for Preimplantation Genetics and Integramed, he co-created advanced human embryo diagnostics for preimplantation genetic diagnostic applications.

Dr. Leach founded the computational biology software company Teneo Sciences and created artificial intelligence algorithms and visualization applications to analyze large genetic datasets.

Dr. Leach holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Hillsdale College, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Ohio University, was a Fellow in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for the US Department of Defense.