Kristian Anderson


Scripps Research

Spearheaded several large international collaborations investigating the spread and evolution of severe human pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, Zika, Ebola, West Nile, and Lassa.

Howard A. Zucker


A. Zucker
New York State

Manage New York State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has worked at the helm on such critical issues as the 2018-2019 measles outbreak, vaping-related illnesses, Legionella, the Zika virus, Ebola, and medical marijuana.

Dame Sue


Dame Sue Hill
National Health Service

Chief Scientific Officer for England and the head of profession for the healthcare science workforce in the NHS, providing professional leadership and expert clinical advice across the health and care system.

Richard P. Lifton


P. Lifton
Rockefeller University

Well-known for his discovery that mutations with large effect on human blood pressure act by altering renal salt reabsorption anddiscoveries that have informed public health efforts and therapeutic strategies used worldwide to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Mark McCarthy



Leads efforts within the company to use human genetics to advance the understanding of disease and further the development of novel therapeutic and preventative approaches.

Wendy Chung


Columbia University

Human genetics of obesity, breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and birth defects including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease.

Robert M. Califf


M. Califf
Duke University & Stanford University

Nationally and internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research

Eric D. Green


D. Green
National Human Genome Research Institute

Human Genome Project and groundbreaking work on mapping, sequencing, and characterizing mammalian genomes

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg


S. Ginsburg
National Institutes of Health

Translating genomic information into medical practice and the integration of precision medicine into healthcare

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2022 Speakers

Anjené Musick

Director at National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program

Dr. Anjené (Anji) Musick is the Director of the Scientific Data Strategy Branch in the Division of Medical and Scientific Research in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program, charged with maximizing the scientific integrity of research data collected on or donated by All of Us participants to achieve the broadest impact for biomedical discovery. She is also the Program Director for the All of Us Genome Centers, overseeing all genomic data production pipelines and workflows for data release in the All of Us Research Hub.

Euan Ashley

Director at Stanford University

Born in Scotland, Ashley graduated with 1st class Honors in Physiology and Medicine from the University of Glasgow. He completed medical residency and a PhD at the University of Oxford before moving to Stanford University where he trained in cardiology and advanced heart failure, joining the faculty in 2006. His group is focused on the science of precision medicine. In 2010, he led the team that carried out the first clinical interpretation of a human genome. The article became one of the most cited in clinical medicine that year and was later featured in the Genome Exhibition at the Smithsonian in DC. Over the following 3 years, the team extended the approach to the first whole genome molecular autopsy, to a family of four, and to a case series of patients in primary care.

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Gretchen Bandoli

Assistant Professor at UC San Diego

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. My research interests include pregnancy and early childhood determinants of health. I also am interested in the expansion of methodology to characterize complex exposures across gestation, including substances (alcohol, marijuana) and medications. I am a co-investigator of the Study of Mothers and Infants, a large administrative database linked to biospecimens allowing us to study genetic and environmental contributors to pregnancy and child outcomes.

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Diana W. Bianchi

Director at National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Diana W. Bianchi is the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and a Senior Investigator in the Center for Precision Health Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She received her M.D. from Stanford and her postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Harvard.

Kelly Frazer

Director at UC San Diego

Dr. Frazer is an internationally renowned leader in the field of genome biology. She is the director of UC San Diego Institute for Genomic Medicine and is a professor and founding chief of the Division of Genome Information Sciences in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Over the past seven years, Dr. Frazer’s lab has systematically derived and characterized a unique collection of iPSC lines from 222 individuals – referred to as iPSCORE (iPSC Collection for Omic Research). The iPSCORE resource is currently being used to conduct genotype – molecular phenotype correlations in both pluripotent stem cells and iPSC-derived cell types.

Niall J Lennon

Senior Director at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Niall J Lennon, Ph.D. is the Senior Director of Translational Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is also an Institute Scientist. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer and Chair of the Board of Managers of CRSP LLC, Broad’s clinical testing laboratory. Dr. Lennon is also an Associate Director of the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics. He oversees the development, implementation, and validation of disruptive technologies to serve basic research, clinical research, and clinical diagnostics.

Daniel MacArthur

Director at Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Dr Daniel MacArthur is the Director of the Centre for Population Genomics, based jointly at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne.

Karen Miga

Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz
Karen Miga, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2022 by TIME. The honor was announced on May 23.
Miga and her colleagues, Adam Phillippy, Evan Eichler, and Michael Schatz, led an international team of scientists — the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium — to complete the first, gapless sequence of the human genome. Parts of the human genome are now available to study for the first time, allowing researchers to better understand genetic diseases, human diversity, and evolution.
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Stephen B. Montgomery

Assistant Professor at Stanford University

Stephen B. Montgomery is an Associate Professor of Pathology, Genetics and, by courtesy, Computer Science at Stanford University. His laboratory focuses on both functional genomics and bioinformatics approaches to understanding the molecular origins of rare and common genetic diseases. Montgomery has been an active member of multiple large-scale consortia including GREGoR, GTEx and MoTrPAC. His laboratory has developed novel transcriptome-based approaches to identifying impactful rare variants in individuals, families and populations and for measuring gene-by-environment effects.

Nicola Mulder

Professor Mulder at the University of Cape Town
Professor Mulder heads the Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and is a full member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. She leads H3ABioNet, a large Pan African Bioinformatics Network of 28 institutions in 17 countries, which aims to develop bioinformatics capacity to enable genomic data analysis on the continent. H3ABioNet has developed an extensive training program for African researchers. She also co-leads a Sickle Cell Disease Data Coordinating Centre and a Wellcome Trust Centre Data Integration Platform at UCT and more recently, the DS-I Africa Open Data Science Platform.

Augusto Rendon

Chief Bioinformatician at Genomics England

Dr. Augusto Rendon leads our 70+ bioinformaticians and data scientists at Genomics England. He has a decade of experience growing and leading bioinformatics teams and overseeing the delivery of bioinformatics and genome analysis for population-scale whole genome sequencing initiatives (specifically, the NIHR Bioresource for Rare Diseases, Genomics England’s 100,000 genomes project, and the whole genome component of England’s Genomic Medicine Service). He also enjoys sharing lessons and experiences with similar international initiatives (including Australia, Canada, Germany, and Denmark).

Kaitlin Samocha

Assistant Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Kaitlin Samocha is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associated Scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She is on the steering committee for the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD), one of the world’s largest publicly available collections of human genetic variation data. The focus of her research career has been on developing methods and statistical tools to improve the interpretation of genetic variation, particularly rare variation.

Stephan Sanders

Associate Professor at UCSF

Dr. Stephan Sanders trained as a pediatric physician in the UK before undertaking a PhD and postdoctoral research position at Yale. He is now an Associate Professor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry. His research focuses on using genomics and bioinformatics to understand the etiology of developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Hamish S. Scott

SA leader of University of South Australia

Hamish S. Scott, BSc (Hons), PhD, FFSc (RCPA), FAHMS, has transformed his department from being largely diagnostic (40 people) to being a dynamic academic/diagnostic department integrated with basic and clinical research. His department has 35 full-time research personnel and is active in student (science and medical) placements, training (PhDs, registrars, overseas post-docs) and clinical trials. His passion is linking research to diagnostics and clinical translation. He has been imbedded within diagnostic units for all but 8 of his 35 year laboratory career.

Richard Scott

Chief Medical Officer at Genomics England

Dr. Richard Scott is Chief Medical Officer at Genomics England. He joined the organization in 2015. He is also a Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the UCL Institute of Child Health where his practice focuses on diagnosing children with rare multisystem disorders. Richard trained in medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. He specialized in Paediatrics and subsequently Clinical Genetics in London and completed his Ph.D. in childhood cancer syndromes at the Institute of Cancer Research. Through his clinical practice and in his role at Genomics England he is passionate about harnessing the power of new genomic technologies for the benefit of all patients in mainstream healthcare.

Sharon F. Terry

President and CEO of Genetic Alliance

Sharon F. Terry is President and CEO of Genetic Alliance, an enterprise engaging individuals, families and communities to transform health.  Genetic Alliance works to provide programs, products, and tools for ordinary people to take charge of their health and to further biomedical research.

Eric Venner

Director of Clinical Informatics at Baylor College of Medicine

Eric Venner is a computational biologist with expertise leading teams of genomic scientists, bioinformaticians and software engineers spanning projects that encompass NGS data analysis, high-throughput genomic variant interpretation, clinical reporting and protein function prediction. He is the Director of Clinical Informatics for the Human Genome Sequencing Center’s Clinical Laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he is responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of clinical reporting and bioinformatics pipelines that are in use for multiple genomic medicine projects, including the NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the INSIGHT study in epilepsy

Ronald Wapner

Professor at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Ronald Wapner, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Director of Reproductive Genetics. Dr. Wapner is an internationally known physician and researcher specializing in reproductive genetics. He pioneered the development of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and multi-fetal reduction. He has authored or co-authored over 400 publications and he has been an active investigator in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is either a principal or co-investigator for several NICHD-sponsored multi-center studies.

Keith Yamamoto

Vice Chancellor at UCSF

As UCSF’s first vice chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Keith Yamamoto leads efforts to anticipate the needs of an increasingly dynamic biomedical research endeavor, and to position UCSF optimally, by working within the University as well as influencing and shaping science policy at the state and national levels and beyond.