Debbie Nickerson

Debbie Nickerson, Associate Director of the Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine (NWIGM), is focused on the application of genomic technologies.  Dr. Nickerson is a Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington(UW), who, for two decades, has pioneered the development of new methods and tools that have been widely adopted for the identification and genotyping of human sequence variation, including single nucleotide variations (SNVs), insertion-deletions (indels) and copy number variations (CNVs). Her recent work focused on developing and applying robust methods for next-generation sequencing technology.