Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ohio State University
Elaine Mardis is co-executive director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a pediatrics professor at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her research interests focus on the application of next-generation sequencing to characterize cancer genomes, and her translational research efforts devise sequencing-based diagnostics, decision-support tools and databases, and the use of genomics to design personalized cancer vaccines. Previously, Mardis was the Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Washington University, where she was co-director of the McDonnell Genome Institute and on the School of Medicine faculty since 1993. Prior to that, she was a senior research scientist at BioRad Laboratories.