Vladimir Makarov

Thousand Oaks, California, US

Technology Innovator and Entrepreneur
Vladimir's Skills
Technological Innovation
Software Innovation
Collaborative Innovation
Business Innovation
Start-up Leadership
Start-up Formation
Start Up Projects
Biotechnology Industry
Pharmaceutical Companies
Pharmaceutical Industry
Computational Chemistry
Management of Change
Management Of Direct Reports
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Bayesian statistics
Business Statistics
Statistical Computing
Artificial Neural Networks
Artificial Intelligence
Russian Translation
Russian Politics
Russian History
Information Technology Strategy
Information Technology

Age Group


Work Experience

Industry Specialist/Life Sciences Project CTO

BT Global Services

February 2015 - December 2016

Pioneered collaborative research projects in biotechnology IT in the cloud, working with the TransMART foundation, Genomics Institute of Singapore (part of the A*Star cluster), BIOVIA Science Cloud, and BINA Technologies (Roche NGS start-up).

Co-Founder, CEO

Prosapia Genetics LLC

May 2014 - November 2015

Prosapia Genetics commercialized computational ancestry algorithms developed at the University of Southern California (see Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms4513). I ran the complete cycle of corporate development from the initial license agreement negotiation to product marketing in a highly profitable business. I sold my interest to a PE investor in November 2015.

Adjunct Professor

Cal State Channel Islands

January 2003 - Today

I teach statistics and bioinformatics to the first-generation students, and am also brainstorming effective ways to involve under-represented students in STEM topics.

Founder, LLC Partner, Principal Consultant

IFXworks LLC

July 2010 - May 2014

Winner of the US Army SBIR contract number W81XWH-11-C-0036. Research in the statistical methods for biomarker discovery from multidimensional –omics big data and systems biology. Important technology applications include discovery and validation of gene expression biomarker panels for exposure detection to multiple chemical threats, radiation poisoning, and diagnostic panels for certain cancers, in particular, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC). Hired and trained the development team, selected technologies and tools, set objectives, managed budgets, analyzed risks, conducted development iterations, interacted with the DoD and other federal agencies, prepared periodic project reports to the US Army standards. I am currently working on peer-reviewed papers that describe some of our results in this project.


Pepperdine University


2005 - 2007

Baylor College of Medicine


1994 - 1998