John Quackenbush is a computational biologist and genome scientist. He is a Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and a Professor of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI, Boston), as well as the director of its Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB). Quackenbush also holds an appointment as a Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). His current research focuses on the analysis of human cancer using systems biology-based approaches to understanding and modeling the biological networks that underlie disease. This has led him and his colleagues to make fundamental discoveries about the role that variation in gene expression plays in defining biological phenotypes. In 2012, Quackenbush, along with partner Mick Correll, founded GenoSpace, a software company focused on developing tools to enable precision genomic medicine. In the summer of 2013, Quackenbush was honored as a White House Open Science Champion of Change.
Title of talk at SoIBio IC&WMexico 2016: "Using Networks to Link Genotype to Phenotype"