Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, Cambridge, MA

As a life science researcher and software entrepreneur, Dr. Barry Wark has been working at the intersection of science and technology for more than 20 years. He is the author of patents in molecular diagnostics and clinical informatics and served as a member of the data sharing task force of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.

Dr. Wark received a Bachelor of Science degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior from the University of Washington. Driven by his experiences as a researcher, he set out to tackle issues related to the management and use of scientific data. He was the founder of the scientific software consultancy, Physion LLC, which focused on the technological needs of neuroscientific research. It was there that he cultivated competencies in solving data management, acquisition, and sharing problems that plagued clients and partners throughout the research world.

Recognizing similar challenges in clinical informatics, Dr. Wark joined with Winston Brasor, MS, MSM, to commercialize’s unique laboratory operating system. By focusing on innovation, Ovation continues to redefine the role of a laboratory information management system in clinical diagnostics.