Knome has tapped Yaniv Erlich to serve on its scientific advisory board.
Erlich is a principal investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include developing new algorithms for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data and detecting disease genes. His lab is currently working on a compressed sensing approach for identify rare genetic variations.
Erlich received a bachelor's degree from Tel-Aviv University at Israel and his PhD from the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.