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About the Guest Lecturer

Adam Phillippy, Ph.D.

Adam PhillippyDr. Adam Phillippy is a multi-disciplinary scientist who has devoted his career to reading and understanding genomes. He received his degree in computer science from Loyola University Maryland in 2002, followed by a PhD from the University of Maryland in 2010. He is currently a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he develops computational methods for analyzing massive genomic datasets. His work has contributed to a wide range of applications, including forensic investigations, outbreak tracing, plant and animal breeding, biodiversity preservation, and the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. He is best known for his work on completing the human genome from “telomere to telomere” and was named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people of 2022.