Howard Jacob

Howard Jacob, Chief Genomics Officer, VP of Genomic Medicine and Faculty Investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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.

Listen to the interview with Howard (published November 2017)

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