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Aboli Rane
Athena Associate Board Member
Staff Regional Segment Manager - Genetic Disease | Illumina

Aboli Rane is Senior Product Manager at Illumina for the NovaSeq Platform, where she most recently led a 50+ person Commercial team in the design, development and launch of the industry’s highest throughput sequencer. Prior to that she was the Product Manager for Illumina’s over half a billion dollar HiSeq sequencing consumables business. Aboli has established herself as a cross-functional leader serving pivotal roles within Global Marketing, R&D and Consumables Operations at Illumina. In her 5 years with the company, she has launched the Novaseq 6000™ System and Consumables, HiSeq 3000/4000™ Consumables and cBot 2 Cluster Generation™ platforms and led the Operations team for the introduction of the HiSeq 2500™ High Output system. In addition, she spearheaded the digital microfluidics technology transfer following Illumina’s acquisition of Advanced Liquid Logic.
Prior to Illumina, Aboli was at University of California San Diego where she completed her Ph.D. in Bioengineering studying biomaterial therapies for the treatment of myocardial infarction.  She also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.  Aboli has been awarded numerous accolades including the National Science Foundation fellowship and is the first non-clinician to receive the American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence.  As an avid supporter of professional development, she instituted the Chutes and Ladders career development series at UCSD. Aboli also led the San Diego chapter of the non-profit organization Asha for Education for 4 years and believes in the power of education and mentorship as a vehicle for change.   

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