Myla Lai-Goldman, MD

Venture Partner

Dr. Myla Lai-Goldman has over 25 years’ experience in the development, commercialization and adoption of novel molecular diagnostic assays. In 2011, with Drs. Chuck Perou and Neil Hayes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she co-founded GeneCentric Therapeutics, a Hatteras Fund III company leveraging deep RNA expertise to develop the Cancer Subtype Platform. In addition to its original lung cancer subtype assay for which the company was founded, GeneCentric has developed tumor subtyping capabilities in additional tumor types (e.g., bladder, head and neck, pancreatic) and RNA-based (r) genomic tests including: rTMB™ (Tumor Mutational Burden), rICP™ (Immune Cell Profiling), rPS™ (Proliferation status), and Predictive Response Signature (PRS). GeneCentric is currently exploring opportunities for developing an internal proprietary pipeline of diagnostic/therapeutic product pairs.

Until her retirement on December 31, 2008, Myla was Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®), where she managed LabCorp’s National Office of Quality and Science, through which she was responsible for all quality, science and medical activities for LabCorp and its subsidiaries. From 1998 until April 2008, Myla also served as Chief Scientific Officer of the company, where she was responsible for R & D. Until 2006, she managed the operations of the Company’s Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology in Research Triangle Park, NC; National Genetics Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA; and ViroMed Laboratories, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, she held the position of Medical Director for the Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology from 1991 to 2005. Myla joined the Company in 1990.

Myla earned an MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at St Luke’s Hospital in New York, anatomic and clinical pathology at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, and hematopathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.


Myla serves as the Executive Chairperson for GeneCentric Therapeutics and a board member for both West Pharmaceutical Services and Qvella Corporation.