Anthony Schmitt

Anthony Schmitt, Senior VP of Science at Arima Genomics

Anthony Schmitt joined Arima Genomics in 2016 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Science. He has led the development of the core Arima-HiC chemistry and technology platform since Arima’s inception, contributed to core inventions and technology development grants, and continues to lead their R&D programs for targeted chromosome conformation capture techniques such as HiChIP and Capture-HiC. Prior to Arima, Anthony received a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from UC San Diego in the laboratory of Dr. Bing Ren and a B.S. in biology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. During his doctoral training, Anthony played roles in developing and applying Hi-C technologies, with notable contributions to our understanding of gene regulation in nearly 30 human tissues using Hi-C and Promoter Capture-HiC, developing target haplotyping methods for medically-relevant loci using Capture-HiC and HaploSeq, and developing PLAC-seq (also known as HiChIP) for discovering long-range gene regulatory interactions associated with specific chromatin proteins

Interview with Anthony (published March 2023).