2013 DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
 

PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Kevin Gardner, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Head, Transcription Regulation Section, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH, DHHS 

Peter J. Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School; Informatics Program, Children’s Hospital Boston 

John Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D.,  Associate Professor, Genome Sciences and Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington 

Kevin A. Davies, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World

 


Aleksei Aksimentiev, Ph.D.
, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 

Daniel Barshis, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service 

Douglas Bassett, Ph.D., CSO & CTO, Ingenuity Systems, Inc. 

Chengpeng (Charlie) Bi, Ph.D., Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Intelligent Computing, Division of Clinical Pharmacology Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics 

William Biggs, Ph.D., Senior Director, Genetics & Genomics, Aviir Diagnostic Laboratories 

Hamid Bolouri, Ph.D., Research Member, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Neil E. Bowles, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Cardiology and Medical Genetics, University of Utah School of Medicine
 

Cynthia J. Burrows, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, University of Utah 

Andrew Camilli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

Gerhard Coetzee, Ph.D., Professor, Urology, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Co-Leader, Cancer Center GU Program, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Southern California 

Hsueh-Ting Chu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University, Taiwan 

Massimiliano Di Ventra, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics, University of California San Diego

Terry Gaasterland, Ph.D., Director, Genomics, University of California, San Diego
 

Emily Hornett, Ph.D., Faculty, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biosciences, Metapopulation Research Group, University of Helsinki; Research Scientist, Mueller Lab, Penn State University 

Sanjay Joshi, CTO, Life Sciences Isilon Storage Division, EMC Corporation 

Jingyue Ju, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacology; Head, DNA Sequencing & Chemical Biology; Director, Center for Genome Technology & Biomolecular Engineering, Columbia University 

Terry Kelly, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Southern California 

Roger S. Lasken, Ph.D., Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute 

Louise Laurent, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego 

Melanie Lehman, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology 

Karine Le Roch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, Center for Disease Vector Research, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside 

Kun Liang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo 

Lawrence A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine 

Sergey V. Nuzhdin, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Computational Biology, University Southern California 

Trevor Pugh, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute 

Jesse Rowley, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Andrew Weyrich Lab, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah 

Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Genome Sciences, Jackson Laboratory Genomic Medicine 

Tom Schwei, Vice President & General Manager, DNASTAR, Inc. 

Alexander Seitz,  M.D, CEO, Lexogen  

R. Rajesh Singh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Hematopathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

David I. Smith, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic 

Elizabeth Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute 

Xiangfeng Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona 

Zhong Wang, Ph.D., Staff Scientist and Group Lead, Genome Analysis, DOE Joint Genome Institute 

Yi Xing, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles 

Benjamin Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine and Dermatology, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Stem Cell Program, University of California, San Diego 

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