Asha S. Collins, PhD

General Manager of Biobanks

Independent Director

Director since: November 2020

Governance and Corporate Responsibility


Dr. Collins has served as General Manager of Biobanks at DNAnexus, Inc. since August 2021. Previously, Dr. Collins served as the Head of U.S. Clinical Operations at Genentech, Inc., a subsidiary of Roche Holding A.G., from May 2018 to June 2021. Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Collins held several senior leadership positions at McKesson Corporation between September 2014 and March 2018, including Vice President of Clinical Sourcing and Business Development from November 2015 to March 2018 and Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development from September 2014 to November 2015. She was previously Principal Consultant at Quintiles from 2011 to 2014 and Manager at Deloitte Consulting from 2008 to 2011. In July 2019, Dr. Collins was selected as a Health Innovators Fellow by The Aspen Institute. Dr. Collins holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Cancer Biology and Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


As the General Manager of Biobanks at DNAnexus, Inc., a cloud-based genome informatics and data management company, and the former Head of U.S. Clinical Operations at Genentech, a biotechnology company and member of the Roche Group, Dr. Collins is a proven entrepreneur, innovator and values-based leader in the healthcare field. Dr. Collins brings a deep scientific understanding, as well as valuable strategic, operational and management experience at life science and healthcare companies, to her Board service. Dr. Collins’s experience in research and development and science and technology provides valuable insights and perspective in light of the importance of innovation to our strategy.