The Era of Bruce


What do Rick Wilson, Elaine Mardis, Ellson Chen, and Akbar Khan have in common? Aside from their highly recognizable names in the genomics community, they share another common link: their PhD advisor, Bruce Roe.

If this field were to start its own six-degrees-of-separation game, you probably couldn’t beat choosing Roe as your central figure. Look closely enough at your own colleagues and contacts in the genomics world, and chances are good that you can build your own path to Roe in far fewer than six steps.

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