Gill Bejerano, PhD
Associate Professor, Developmental Biology, Computer Science and Pediatrics, Stanford
Gill is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Developmental Biology, Computer Science and Pediatrics (Medical Genetics) at Stanford University. His lab applies a combination of computational and experimental approaches to a fundamental question in human genomics: the relationship between geno(me)type and phenotype. They have joined together with Stanford's Pediatrics Department, through which there is now access to thousands of patients' genomes. They are interested in the following broad questions: Mapping genome sequence (variation) to phenotype (differences) and extracting specific genetic insights from deep sequencing measurements. His lab collects large-scale experimental data; writes computational analysis tools; runs them massively to discover the most exciting testable hypotheses; which we proceed to experimentally validate.