Contact Info

Email: jschmutz@hudsonalpha.org
Phone: 256-327-5213
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Jeremy Schmutz

Whole genome sequencing and assembly, population genomics

Jeremy Schmutz joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in 2008 as a faculty investigator. He leads the Informatics and Production Sequencing Groups at the Genome Sequencing Center, which he co-directs with Jane Grimwood. Schmutz graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL, in three years with a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Biology. While in college, he worked on DNA sequencing technology at Argonne National Laboratory. That experience led to his first research position developing parallel sequencing systems at a small Silicon Valley startup company. In 1996, Schmutz joined the newly formed Sequencing Group at the Stanford Human Genome Center to develop the computational infrastructure necessary for large scale DNA sequencing. Schmutz and his group finished and assembled the human sequence of chromosomes 5, 16 and 19 for the public Human Genome Project. He also led the quality assessment of the human genome sequence that evaluated the accuracy and completeness of the final human genome sequence.

1995 BS Computer Science, North Central College, Naperville, IL

1995 BA Biology, North Central College, Naperville, IL

2011-present Plant Program Leader, Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, Calif.

2008-present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Ala.

2000-2008 Senior Scientist, Informatics/Sequencing Group Lead, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

1998-2000 Principal Senior Systems Engineer, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

1996-1998 Senior Systems Engineer, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

1994-1996 Senior Software Engineer, Hyseq Inc, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Genomic Sequencing Center is supported in part by the Department of Energy (DE-AC02-05CH11231, DE-AR0000594, DE-SC0014156), the National Institutes of Health (R01HD080708), the National Science Foundation (1444533, 1444552, 1546867), the US Department of Agriculture (2016-51181-25408), the Peanut Foundation (04-852-16), The American Chestnut Foundation, Cotton, Inc., and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1129063). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsors.

Recent News

September 2, 2020
Several research groups at HudsonAlpha are passionate about producing crops that can be used as fuel to create clean and sustainable energy for our planet. And now with the help of a newly awarded Department of Energy (DOE) grant,...
April 20, 2020
New reference-grade assemblies published in Nature Genetics April 20, 2020 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Plant genomics researchers at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announce the surprising results of a cotton sequencing study...
February 20, 2020
Faculty Investigator Jeremy Schmutz sat down with WAFF 48 to discuss how researchers are working to to make a better cotton through a series of research collaborations, grants and projects. One project involves sending cotton to s...
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