Carlos Bustamante named chair of new Department of Biomedical Data Science

Email Tweet Carlos Bustamante named chair of new Department of Biomedical Data Science Population geneticist Carlos Bustamante will lead a new biomedical data department founded to advance precision health. Sep 11 2015 Carlos Bustamante Carlos Bustamante, PhD, professor of genetics and founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics, has been appointed chair of the new Department of Biomedical Data Science. The department will build on the School of Medicine’s strengths in using information technology to advance precision health and work to find common solutions to the challenges of analyzing biomedical data from varied sources, including biosensors, electronic medical records and genomic sequencing. Bustamante, who was involved in planning the department, said he is enthusiastic about his new position. “It’s really a dream come true,” he…


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