Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sudhir Borgonha to the FARF team as Translational Science Director. In this role, Sudhir will lead development of FA translational science by working with academic and industry partners to pursue clinical research opportunities to better understand and treat FA. He will manage translational projects including the development of a clinical registry and tissue bank. Sudhir is a physician researcher with over 15 years of experience leading early stage projects and companies. Most recently, as the Medical Director at Strand Genomics, he was instrumental in developing customized gene panels in rare diseases and cancer, including launching a liquid biopsy test. He oversaw clinical reporting in collaboration with clinicians across the globe for over 5,000 patients per year, of which over a 1,000 were in rare diseases. He is a graduate of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and the Sloan School of Management, MIT. Sudhir is passionate about integrating emerging technologies into medicine. He is an aspiring writer and still has mixed feelings about why Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize in literature and Philip Roth didn’t.