Jay Shendure, Ph.D., Professor of Genome Sciences at University of Washington photo

Jay Shendure, PhD

Professor of Genome Sciences at University of Washington

Dr. Shendure joined our scientific advisory board in 2022. Jay Shendure is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, and Director of Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine. His 2005 PhD included one of the first successful demonstrations of massively parallel or next generation DNA sequencing.

Dr. Shendure’s research group in Seattle pioneered exome sequencing and its earliest applications to gene discovery for Mendelian disorders (e.g., Miller and Kabuki syndrome) and autism; cell-free DNA diagnostics for cancer and reproductive medicine; massively parallel reporter assays and saturation genome editing; whole organism lineage tracing; and massively parallel molecular profiling of single cells.

He is the recipient of the 2012 Curt Stern Award from the American Society of Human Genetics, the 2013 FEDERAprijs, a 2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, and the 2022 Mendel Prize from the European Society of Human Genetics. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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