Director, Strategic Programs
Koko Bate Agborsangaya brings 15 years of progressive experience developing, implementing and managing innovative research programs across industry, academia and government to her work at Genome Canada, where she drives collaboration between CanCOGeN’s HostSeq and VirusSeq initiatives and builds collaborative relationships with key stakeholders. Collaboration is at the core of the CanCOGeN model, harnessing genomic sequencing to tackle COVID-19, the largest public health crisis in a generation.
Koko previously helped lead our flagship Genomic Applications Partnership Program, which invests in collaborations between universities and industry to help commercialize innovations. Strongly committed to equity, inclusion and anti-racism, she co-leads our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility committee.
Koko holds an M.Sc. in immunology from the University of Manitoba and a B.Sc. in zoology/chemistry from Brandon University.