HudsonAlpha hosts 10X Genomics scientist for seminar

Deanna Church, PhD, presented a seminar titled “High Resolution Biology with 10x” for a HudsonAlpha Research Seminar at on December 13, 2017.

Dr. Church is the senior director of applications at 10x Genomics. In this role, she leads a diverse group of scientists who are developing approaches for improved genome analysis, using Linked-Reads, as well as expanding the application space of single cell transcriptome profiling. Previously, she was senior director of genomics and content at Personalis, where she helped advance the field of genomics based clinical diagnostics. Prior to that position, she was a staff scientist at NCBI, where she oversaw several projects concerning managing and displaying genomic data, including dbVar, a database of structural variation, the NCBI Variation Viewer, the NCBI Map Viewer, the Clone database and the NCBI Remap service. Dr. Church was also a founding member of the Genome Reference Consortium, an international group charged with improving the reference assembly for humans and other model organisms and was an author on the two seminal manuscripts describing the human and mouse genome sequences. She has experience in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in 1990 and received her doctoral degree in biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine with Dr. John Wasmuth. Her postdoctoral training in developmental biology was with Dr. Janet Rossant at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Greg Cooper, PhD, hosted the seminar. The next HudsonAlpha Research Seminar will be held at noon on January 17, 2018, in the HudsonAlpha auditorium. Jennifer Hall, PhD, of the American Hearth Association will give a presentation titled “Precision Medicine: Now and Beyond.”

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