Russ Berman serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Eikon, where he joined in 2020. In this role, Russ is responsible for leading Eikon’s hardware, software, automation, microscopy, and data groups.
Russ has more than 2 decades of experience managing technical teams at leading biotech companies.From 2010 through 2020, he held multiple roles at Pacific Biosciences, including VP of Engineering, where he led the development of complex single-molecule DNA sequencing instruments.
Prior to his time at Pacific Biosciences, Russ led the software team at Velocity11 (later acquired by Agilent Technologies), a leading provider of laboratory robotics and liquid handlers.
Russ holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford, and a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley.