Eric Olivares is clinical NGS R&D lead at InVitae. He is the founder of SEQAnswers and was a staff scientist at Pacific Biosciences from 2008-2011. He was also a senior scientist at Invitrogen and a scientific writer/marketing consultant at System Biosciences. He holds a PhD in genetics from Stanford University and a BS in genetics from the University of California, Davis.
Agilent Technologies has named Jindan Yu, an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University, winner of its Early Career Professor Award. The accolade will provide Yu with $100,000 in unrestricted research funding.
In her research, Yu aims to use genomics and bioinformatics to understand the progression of prostate cancer, with the goal of developing novel prognostic and diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.