Concurrent Session 2A: Healthy Genomes

Wednesday, September 12
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Speaker :
David Bick, MD

Hudson Alpha

David Bick, MD is the Chief Medical Officer and a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Dr. Bick also serves as the Medical Director of the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, LLC located on the campus of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and as a laboratory director in the HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Laboratory, LLC. He came to HudsonAlpha from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. At the Medical College of Wisconsin he was the Director of the Clinical Sequencing Laboratory, Director of the Advanced Genomics Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical Director of the Genetics Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Chief of the Division of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bick received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. At the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Bick completed a fellowship in Human Genetics and Pediatrics in 1986, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship in Human Genetics in 1987. Dr. Bick is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical molecular genetics. He is a leader in the field of genomic medicine and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews. Dr. Bick’s laboratories at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were the first in the world to offer whole genome sequencing as a clinical test. He also developed the first Genomic Medicine Clinic in the United States.


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Concurrent Speaker :
Birgit Funke, PhD

VP clinical affairs
Veritas Genetics
Newton, Massachusetts


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Moderator :
Matthew J. Ferber, PhD

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Matthew Ferber, PhD is an assistant professor and consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serving as a Co-Director for the Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory and the founder of the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at Mayo. He has worked very closely with Mayo Clinic's Center For Individualized Medicine over the years serving as a founding member of the Clinomics program, which created the Individualized Medicine Clinic and Mayo's Diagnostic Odyssey Services.


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Concurrent Speaker :
Steve Lincoln


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Concurrent Speaker :
James Lu, MD, PhD

Co-Founder & SVP, Applied Genomics
San Carlos, California

James Lu, MD, PhD, is co-founder and SVP of Applied Genomics at Helix, a consumer genomics company that is empowering every person to discover insights into his or her own DNA through an ecosystem of high-quality content partners. At Helix, James has responsibility for the scientific teams. Prior to Helix, James was an Associate in Research at Duke University where he focused on translational genomics and developing machine learning methodologies applied to electronic medical records. James has also explored a broad range of research topics in population genetics, mendelian genomics and computational psychiatry. Earlier in his career James spent time at Merck & Co where he focused on manufacturing process optimization and Devon Park Bioventures, a Philadelphia based healthcare venture capital firm. James holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He received his MD and PhD from Baylor College of Medicine.


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