Genomic Seminar Series
Jay Shendure is a professor in the Department of Genome Sciences at theUniversity of Washington School of Medicine. His research is focused on developing and applying new technologies in genomics. Shendure's research group at the University of Washington pioneered exome sequencing and its application to Mendelian disorders, a strategy that has been applied to identify hundreds of disease-causing genes. Other notable accomplishments of Shendure's laboratory include the first whole genome sequencing of a human fetus using samples obtained non-invasively from the parents and the sequencing of the HeLa genome in agreement with Henrietta Lacks' family.