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Old 05-04-2015, 12:14 AM   #10
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Lightbulb Keynote Speaker: Christopher E. Mason, PhD

It is a great pleasure to announce that in addition to

Prof. Des Higgins

the keynote speaker at CAMDA 2015 will be

Prof. Christopher E. Mason

Prof. Mason is known from the management & leading roles in SEQC and ABRF consortia (http://www.nature.com/nbt/collections/seqc/index.html) as well as the recent involvement in PhatoMap project or NASA twin study.

Short Bio: Christopher E. Mason completed his dual B.S. in Genetics and Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, his Ph.D. in Genetics from Yale University in 2006, and his post-doctoral training at Yale Medical School, while also holding a fellowship at Yale Law School. In 2009, Dr. Mason founded his laboratory as an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and at the Institute for Computational Biomedicine. Professor Mason also holds an appointment in the Tri-Institutional Program on Computational Biology and Medicine between Cornell, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University and he also has an appointment at the Weill Cornell Cancer Center and the Brain and Mind Research Institute. In 2013, he won the Hirschl-Weill-Caulier Career Scientist Award. In 2014, he won the Vallee Foundation Young Investigator Award, the CDC Honor Award for Standardization of Clinical Testing, and he was just named as one of the “Brilliant Ten” Scientists in the world by Popular Science magazine. In 2015, he became the first WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar, was recently promoted to associate professor, and his work has been featured across the world in over 300 media outlets.
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