David W. Craig, PhD
Co-Director, Institute of Translational Genomics at University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
David Craig, PhD, is Vice-Chair of USCís new Department of Translational Genomics within the USC Keck School of Medicine. His expertise is in genomics, bioinformatics, and data analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS). Previously, he held positions as the Deputy Director of Bioinformatics and Director of Neurogenomics Division at TGen. He founded companies in forensics and most recently a genome sequencing CAP/CLIA certified clinical laboratory, Ashion, which was later acquired. At USC, his group has pioneered cost-effective GWAS methods leading to genetic associations. His publications include some of the most significant papers addressing the challenges of data sharing and data privacy. Dr. Craigís laboratory has been at the forefront of precision medicine, publishing some of the first papers on prospectively utilizing genomics to manage patient treatment. He has served in several international genomics projects including leading portions of the 1000 Genomes Project, and most recently co-leading analysis of RNA-Seq sequencing within the Parkinsonís Progression Markers Initiative cohort. He received his doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Washington.