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Cofactor Q&A with Joey Babbitt

 In Advanced Applications, Cofactor Genomics, Molecular Diagnostics, Q&A

Supporting the Future of Precision Medicine

It’s already June, a time when everyone else is welcoming summer, but in San Francisco, we’re bracing for the fog and chilly weather. This week we’re chatting with long time San Francisco resident and Executive Assistant to the CEO at Cofactor, Joey Babbitt. Joey is the glue that holds our office together. She can be found riding her bike to work everyday with her rat terrier/poodle mix, Grayson, happily riding along in her backpack. Watch the full video here or read her Q&A below.

Q: Why are you excited to go to work everyday?

A: I have the pleasure of working with a lot of extremely intelligent and diverse people in a very collaborative environment. . A lot of ideas are exchanged and I learn a lot just by keeping my ears open all day. Everyone here is just really interesting; in addition to their intelligence, everyone’s hobbies, from motorcycles to pottery, makes it a fun office.

Q: Who is your favorite Cofactor dog?

A: My favorite office dog is my dog, Grayson. He’s sort of a gray and he is my son. He’s a tiny poodle/ terrier mix and he’s only about a tenth the size of the other dogs in the office. He holds his own.

Q: Why multidimensional biomarkers?

A: Disease is complex and works  through multiple pathways within our body. Looking at single analyte biomarkers doesn’t capture the full picture of everything that’s going on. Multidimensional biomarkers are a much better way to provide the full picture and these tools provide better outcomes for patients.

Q: How does the work you do impact human health?

A: I personally am not discovering any cures or anything, but I believe that the work I do to support the health and happiness of our office enables our team to do their best work. I like to make sure the office is well caffeinated, with at least four different ways to make coffee. We often get together to volunteer at Family House, an organization that provides a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The office also takes daily trips to nearby South Park with our dogs to get outside and enjoy some sun and fresh air in between meetings. I think all of these activities have really made the camaraderie and the communication in the office even better.

 

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