Litsa Blanis has over twelve years of industrial experience in research and development including five years as the Manager of Technical Services and Data Analysis for Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation. She was initially responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs affecting the Company’s research laboratory, including initial development of the facility, recruitment, training and education of research personnel and students. Litsa was also responsible for the development and dissemination of information to clients and collaborators and the promotion of the company’s products and service . She received her B.Sc. degree in Biopsychology from the University of British Columbia and completed a post-graduate Diploma of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.