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Seventh Annual Young Investigators


In a fast-paced field like genomics, new ideas and approaches pop up quickly. To find who will be the field's leaders of tomorrow and who is putting 'omics tools to use to study the most fascinating problems, Genome Technology turned to today's established principal investigators for recommendations. All of the researchers profiled here are no more than five years into their first faculty appointment, and a few are still completing their training. The profiles on the next few pages give a taste of what these up-and-coming investigators are working on — from personal genomics to nonparametric statistics to small molecules and more.

Madeleine Price Ball

Robert Bradley

Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson

Robert Schmitz

Susan Harbison

Siobhan Brady

Malachi and Obi Griffith

Joe Dougherty

Chetan Bettegowda

Alex Pearlman

Lei Xie

Julio Saez-Rodriguez

Fasil Tekola Ayele

Douglas Mitchell

Jennifer Gardy

Evan Snitkin

Nicholas Tatonetti

Andrew Johnson

Tim Reddy

Ben Brown

Bernd Bodenmiller

Angela Koehler

Sandra Pankow

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The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.