Jonas Korlach

Jonas Korlach, CSO at PacBio

Jonas Korlach was appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences in July 2012. He co-invented the SMRT technology with Stephen Turner, Ph.D., Pacific Biosciences Founder and Chief Technology Officer, when the two were graduate students at Cornell University. Dr. Korlach joined Pacific Biosciences as the company’s eighth employee in 2004. Dr. Korlach is an author of over 100 scientific studies on the principles and applications of SMRT technology. In 2013, Dr. Korlach was honored by the Obama White House as an Immigrant Innovator “Champion of Change.” He received both his Ph.D. and his M.S. degrees in Biochemistry, and Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell, and received M.S. and B.A. degrees in Biological Sciences from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Interview with Tomi Pastinen and JonasKorlach (published May 2022)

Interview with Jonas (published April 2021)

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