Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Executive Director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC)

Biography
India’s goal is to advance and accelerate engineering biology research, drive innovation, and grow the bioeconomy for all. She works with experts from across academia, industry, and government sectors to shape scientific opportunities, technical feasibility, and policy issues. India enjoys building multidisciplinary collaborations and developing a vision and strategy to address complex challenges. Prior to joining EBRC, India was Director of Research Strategy and Associate Director, Precision Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; she helped launch and was the Executive Director for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. India worked at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), focusing on areas of emerging S&T; she directed the report, Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease (2011). India was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NIH, and earned her PhD in Microbiology-Medicine at the University of Missouri.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


  • Beyond the Human Genome & non-profit Phenome Health
    - Lee Hood, Providence Health
  • UC Precision Medicine Programs: Achievements and Challenges
    Session Chair: India Hook-Barnard, EBRC
    - Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Clara Lajonchere, UCLA
    - Frederick J Meyers, UC Davis Health
  • T2T: Long-Read Sequencing Unlocks The Final Gaps In The Human Genome
    - Karen Miga, UCSC
  • Ultra-rapid Nanopore Genome Sequencing in a Critical Care Setting
    - John E. Gorzynski, Stanford
  • Precision Approaches to Chronic Disease (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Jennifer Lovejoy, Calibrate
    - Noel Mueller, Johns Hopkins
    - Lee Hood, Providence Health
    - Megan Ruth Mahoney, Stanford
  • DNA-based Weight Loss Interventions: What Have We Learned? (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Jennifer Lovejoy, Calibrate
    - Lu Qi, Tulane University
    - Christopher Gardner, Stanford
  • Advances in Digital Health, Diabetes and Obesity Management (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Mike Snyder, Stanford
    - Jessilyn Dunn, Duke University
    - Jonathan Long, Stanford
    - James Galagan, Boston University
  • Illumina Accelerator Innovation
    Session Chair: Amanda Cashin, Illumina Accelerator
    - Trevor Levin, Convergent Genomics
    - Rhidi Tariyal, NextGen Jane
    - Kareem Barghouti, VastBiome
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Jarret Glasscock, Cofactor Genomics
    - David Hanna, Thermo Fisher