SAN DIEGO, CA – December 4, 2014 – Pathway Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, announced that U.S. Congressman and Ambassador Tim Roemer has joined its strategic advisory board. A former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of India, Congressman Roemer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego, and masters and doctorate degrees in American government from the University of Notre Dame.
“During his years of distinguished public service as a Member of Congress and as United States Ambassador to India, Tim Roemer worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people around the world. His success aligns perfectly with our mission at Pathway Genomics. Ambassador Roemer’s vast experience will be tremendously helpful to Pathway as we continue our rapid growth both here and abroad,” said Jim Plante, Pathway Genomics’ founder and CEO.
During his six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1991 to 2003, representing the 3rd District of Indiana, Ambassador Roemer served on the Science and Technology Committee and was an early and effective advocate for new technologies. He was also the driving force behind a number of groundbreaking educational initiatives, which help ensure quality education for all American students, regardless of income level or economic background.
Roemer was involved in service and creating opportunities, sponsoring legislation establishing the AmeriCorps national service program and expanding the Head Start program. He supported education for the disabled, promoted teacher certification for professionals from outside fields, and provided workforce training for non-college-bound high school students.
National security is another defining issue for Ambassador Roemer. He was a member of the Intelligence Committee and has worked extensively across the intelligence community, including serving on numerous national blue ribbon commissions. Ambassador Roemer was a member of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism. In addition, he served on the Washington Institute’s Presidential Task Force on Combating the Ideology of Radical Extremism. He has taught at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and as a Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
“Teaming with an innovative clinical laboratory like Pathway Genomics is a vital part of my passion to increase positive individual health outcomes and empower patients with health information,” said Roemer. “We are at a critical time in medicine, and clinical laboratories like Pathway Genomics are at the very forefront, leading the charge to a more personalized and successful medical experience for all.”
Prior to his nomination as Ambassador to India, Ambassador Roemer was President of the Center for National Policy (CNP) in Washington, D.C., a moderate think-tank dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to America’s most important national security challenges. He is currently serving on a national commission on the FBI’s future national security role over the next decade.