Dr. Crystal Icenhour received her PhD in Pathobiology, training at Mayo Clinic and Duke. Dr. Icenhour was named outstanding entrepreneur by Kauffman Foundation and is focused on translating new technologies to improve world health. Dr. Icenhour is an expert in infectious disease and her mission is to change EVERYTHING about how infection is identified. Dr. Icenhour co-founded, lead, and exited her first company, Phthisis Diagnostics, in 2013. In 2014 Dr. Icenhour was recruited as founding CEO of Aperiomics in Ashburn, Virginia. Aperiomics’ mission is to disrupt healthcare through better identification of infection.