Powers has over 5 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams developing clinical and direct-to-consumer software applications for genomics, medical and wellness services, machine learning-based bioinformatics analysis, and more. Passionate about translating innovative ideas into impactful products, Powers has supported 9+ product launches and her contributions have helped 3 start-ups achieve successful exits. Her research interests and prior experience include: deep learning, drug discovery and biomarker identification, medical genomics, and systems biology approaches for understanding disease. Powers earned her B.A. in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology and her Ph.D. in Computational Bioscience from the University of Colorado.