Genay Pilarowski PhD


Dr. Genay Pilarowski is the Director of Laboratory Research at PHC. Prior to joining PHC, Genay served as the Laboratory Director for Unidos en Salud, a community-UCSF-city partnership focused on low barrier COVID-19 testing, response, and vaccination. This work set the stage for broader use of 150 million BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests purchased by the federal government and contributed to an FDA EUA for asymptomatic use of the test. Additionally, Genay established and implemented training protocols for the rapid antigen test pilot in 10 California K-12 school districts. Genay received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Whitman College, a PhD in Human Genetics from Johns Hopkins University, and did her postdoctoral training at Stanford University.