Session Chair Profile
Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University; Owner and President of CDB Consulting, LTD
Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante is an internationally recognized leader in the application of data science and genomics technology to problems in medicine, agriculture, and biology. He received his Ph.D. in Biology and MS in Statistics from Harvard University (2001), was on the faculty at Cornell University (2002-9), and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. He is currently Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Genetics, and (by courtesy) Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Bustamante has a passion for building new academic units, non-profits, and companies to solve pressing scientific challenges. He is Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics (CEHG) and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS). He is currently Owner and President of CDB Consulting, LTD, a Director at Eden Roc Biotech, founder of Arc-Bio (formerly IdentifyGenomics and BigData Bio), SAB member of Embark Veterinary, the Mars/IBM Food Safety Board, and Digitalis Ventures, and an early advisor to Personalis, Inc.