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Email Howard Jacob
Phone: 256-327-9597
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Howard Jacob, PhD

Genomics, common human disease

Howard Jacob received his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Iowa in 1989. He completed parallel postdoctoral fellowships in functional genomics and molecular genetics and genomics at Harvard, Stanford and MIT in 1992. He was on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1992 to 1996 before moving to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee in 1996. Jacob was the founding director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center as well as the Warren P. Knowles Chair of Genetics and a professor in the departments of physiology and pediatrics at MCW for nearly 20 years. He joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in 2015 as Executive Vice President for Genomic Medicine. Jacob uses molecular genetics and genomic sequencing to diagnosis and learn about disease. His passion for improving the lives of critically ill patients has been the catalyst for his determination to bring whole genome sequencing into a clinical setting.

  • Education

    1991-1992 Postdoctoral Research in Cardiovascular Genetics, Stanford University

    1989-1992 Postdoctoral Research in Genomics and Genetics, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

    1989-1991 Postodoctoral Research in Hypertension, Harvard Medical School

    1989 PhD in Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    1983 BS in Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2015-Present Executive Vice President for Genomic Medicine and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    2015-Present Adjunct Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham

    2009-2012 Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

    2006-2015 Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

    2004-2009 Associate Section Chief of Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

    2001-2015 Professor with Tenure, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1999-2015 Warren P. Knowles, Chair of Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1999-2015 Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1998-2006 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1997-2001 Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1996-1997 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

    1992-1996 Visiting Scientist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/MIT

    1992-1996 Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lectureship Award, American Society of Physiology

    2013 17th Annual Karl Storz Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

    2012 Future of Medicine IV, Scripps

    2009 Gold Medal, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava

    2007 A. Ross McIntyre Award, University of Nebraska

    1999 Warren P. Knowles Chair of Genetics

    1999 American Physiological Society, Bowditch Award and Lecturer (Young Investigator Award)

    1998 Elected Fellow in the Council for High Blood Pressure

Recent News

October 20, 2016
HudsonAlpha hosted the inaugural Genomic Medicine Conference August 8-10 on the biotech campus. The conference included presentations from leading genetics and genomic researchers and was open to medical and science professionals,...
September 15, 2016
Members of the community gathered at HudsonAlpha today for a book discussion about “One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.” “One in a Billion” is a compelling read detai...
September 7, 2016
The inaugural Genomic Medicine Conference was held August 8-10 on the HudsonAlpha campus and brought in a number of clinicians, researchers, rare disease patients and the general public to learn more about genomic medicine. The co...
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