Chief Science Officer, TruGenomix

tshaka cunningham headshot 002Dr. Tshaka Cunningham previously served as the Scientific Program Manager for the Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases Rehabilitation Research Program at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Research & Development (VHA ORD).

He earned a BA degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in New Jersey. He then worked as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he developed biological screening assays to identify drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. He earned his doctoral degree in molecular biology, with a focus on virology, from Rockefeller University in New York. He completed his postdoctoral training in immunology and tumor immunotherapy at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Tshaka served as a subject matter expert for VA’s Genomic Medicine Implementation Program (GMIP) and convened the Million Veteran Program Diversity Working Group.