Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Dr. Ruben Bonilla-Guerrero serves as Innovative Genomics (IGx) Laboratories’ Chief Medical Officer. He is a Mayo Clinic trained laboratory professional board certified in Clinical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) and in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), with expertise in clinical pharmacology, inborn errors of metabolism,genetics, vaccine development, and clinical pharmacogenomics. Previously, Dr. Bonilla-Guerrero simultaneously served as Laboratory Director, Associate Medical Director, and Medical Director of Medical Affairs for the department of Genetics at Quest Diagnostics, as well as concurrently served as the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Admera Health. He is responsible for the clinical genomic-based testing at InnovativeGx Laboratories and also leads the Medical Affairs team.

Enrique Perez Paris serves as President and CEO at InnovativeGx Laboratories. He has extensive experience in all business operations, from development of new business ideas and increasing revenue from underperforming operations, to growing large physicians’ networks. In addition to his leadership roles, he also has demonstrated his skills and knowledge in the fields of IT systems, business marketing tools, and project management in corporate development.

Milo Caskey serves as a Managing Partner at InnovativeGx Laboratories. He brings to IGx over 20 years of sales and compliance leadership from Pfizer and Amgen and is excited to take on the challenge of growing InnovativeGx Laboratories into a world class health care company.  

Science and Management Team

Pejman Rahimian is the InnovativeGx Laboratory Director and has extensive experience in molecular diagnostics, genetics, microbiology, and immunology. His clinical testing accomplishments include the development of numerous testing procedures using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR, real-time, RT, isothermal), single molecule array (Sima), Next Generation sequencing, Mass Array, and immunoassays. Dr. Rahimian earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and received his post-doctoral training at the UT Southwestern Medical Centerbefore joining InnovativeGx Laboratories.

Margo Lee is the Senior Medical Science Liaison and a member of the Medical Affairs team at InnovativeGX Laboratories. She received her Ph.D. at George Mason University and M.S. at Johns Hopkins University and spent many years performing genetic research at the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute).

Alaa Ali is our InnovativeGx Laboratory Supervisor. She has her master in business administration and over 10 years of extensive clinical experience working in laboratories as a staff scientist in the fields of infectious disease, clinical chemistry and assays, as well as laboratory quality control and healthcare administration.

Mary is a senior clinical scientist and a member of the Medical Affairs team at Innovative Gx Laboratories, where she serves as pharmacogenomics specialist as well as an educator for patients and health care providers on the integration of pharmacogenomics to better determine targeted medication regimens. She is a graduate from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in Biology and Chemistry.

Shane serves Innovative Gx as our Vice President of Business Development. He brings his leadership background in both capital and implant medical devices to InnovativeGx Laboratories and strives to exceed physician and patient expectations with exceptional customer satisfaction throughout the testing process.

John Blanchard, our InnovativeGx Laboratories’ Compliance Officer, has extensive experience in
Operations Management for molecular laboratories, executed large-scale programs and cost
management efforts, while operational infrastructure for the future. Mr. Blanchard has worked
with LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics and has a green belt in Six Sigma. He earned his B.A. in
Marketing from the University of West Georgia, and a M.S. degree in Health Care Management
from Mercer University in Atlanta.

Sally Camacho serves as InnovativeGx Laboratories’ Assistant Manager. She supports all laboratory operations including client services, quality management, purchasing, and the processing of patient specimens. Sally received her M.S. degree in Biochemistry at the University of the Rio Grande Valley and is presently pursuing her Ph.D. studies in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  

Andrea Messina is the InnovativeGx Laboratories’ administrative assistant responsible for the finance operations of the company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.

InnovativeGx Laboratories’ IT supervisor is Ferdinand Munoz who joins us with extensive experience in computer networks and programming. He also creates and maintains all programs/reports/databases and develops software for all laboratory tracking and specimen reporting.

Zachary Mays is a molecular scientist in our InnovativeGx Laboratories and specializes in molecular sequencing, genetic analysis and many molecular techniques including Next Generation Sequencing, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gene library preparation and Bioinformatics. Zachary holds a M.S. degree from Texas State University and takes special interests in Genetic Bioinformatics and Biotechnology applications for our environment.

Xiaoli Li is a member of our InnovativeGx laboratories staff and has expertise in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. She received her M.S. degree from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences and to date has participated in seven publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Tany Grant recently joined the InnovativeGx Laboratories scientific staff and brings her laboratory knowledge and nursing background to support patients throughout their testing experience. She holds a B.S. degree form Eastern Michigan University and has many years’ experience in molecular laboratory techniques such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), phlebotomy, clinical diagnostics, and patient care.

Amanda Cowan is a molecular technologist who specializes in high complexity laboratory testing in the fields of molecular diagnostics, microbiology, immunology, and infectious disease. She received her M.S. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and brings her many years of experience of working in both hospital and clinical laboratories to the InnovativeGx staff.

Seth Towson is the InnovativeGx Laboratories’ administrative assistant responsible for the general operations of patient testing. He earned a B.S.A. at the University of Texas Austin as a biologist and coordinates all details in maintaining excellent organization flow and problem solving in delivering consistently exceptional patient care.

Michelle Garza is a valued member of our Customer Care team and laboratory accessioner. Her extensive experience in laboratory, phlebotomy, patient relations, and customer service help her support our clients from answering questions at the laboratory to meticulously tracking samples throughout the testing process.

Patricia G Rodriguez is our InnovativeGx Head Collector and has extensive training as an Emergency Management Medical Clinician for over 19 years. She holds certifications as a Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant and has many years’ experience as a clinic supervisor to deliver the highest quality patient-centered testing at InnovativeGx Laboratories.