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2023 Grand Seminar to focus on genome research

Adam Phillippy, ’02

Adam Phillippy, Ph.D., ’02, senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), will present the 2023 Grand Seminar lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall on Loyola’s Evergreen campus. Phillippy’s presentation, “Life's Code: The 30-year Quest to Read the Human Genome,” will focus on the journey to understanding the entire human genome.

Loyola’s academic division of natural and applied sciences (NAS) encourages all attendees to register in advance.

“We are honored to have Dr. Phillippy as this year’s Grand Seminar speaker,” said Bahram Roughani, Ph.D., associate dean for the natural and applied sciences. “His work at the National Human Genome Research Institute is remarkable, and we’re excited for him to share his research with our community.”

In 2022, Phillippy was named to TIME magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2022,” for his research related to human genome sequencing. In April 2022, his team of genome scientists announced that they had completed the final 200 million bases of the human genomic sequence, leading to their inclusion in the publication’s list.

After earning his B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola, he obtained his master’s and doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a Hauber Summer Research Fellow while at Loyola. His research project was titled, “Efficiently Computing Whole Genome Alignments.” In 2022, Phillippy received the Natural and Applied Sciences Alumni Award from Loyola.

The 2023 NAS Alumni Award presentation and Hauber Research posters will prelude Phillippy’s lecture.

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