Bruce Birren, PhD
Co-Director, Genome Sequencing & Analysis Program, The Broad Institute
Director, Genomic Sequencing Center for Infectious Diseases
Dr. Birren is an expert in and key contributor to many areas of genomics. He directs one of the largest programs in microbial genomics in the world, leading genome projects for bacteria, viruses, parasite and insect vectors of disease, as well research on the human microbiome. He is also the founding advisor to the Broad Institute's Diversity Initiative in Scientific Research and oversees a number of programs dedicated to developing a new generation of leaders from underrepresented minorities in genomics-related fields. He also serves on the Advisory Board to MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.