Speaker Profile

Ph.D., WW Lead, Genomic Solutions, AWS

Biography
Lisa has a background in math and computer science and a PhD in Bioinformatics, with over 15 years experience in software and methods that bridge genomic and clinical data to advance the understanding of biology and improve patient care. In her role at AWS, Lisa develops strategy and tactical initiatives for the genomic industry to implement best practices for cloud workloads and define solutions for innovative and emerging applications. Building from her experience in cancer research from Fred Hutch, she is dedicated to lowering barriers in data analysis to facilitate collaborative and reproducible research as well as accelerate translation into clinical outcomes.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


  • Hope or Hype? The Role of ML in Drug Discovery and Development (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Ansuman Satpathy, Stanford University
    - Marcel Hop, Genentech
    - Mark Jacobstein, Immunai
    - Stacie Calad-Thomson, BioSymetrics
    - Andrea deSouza, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Advancing Research and Drug Discovery with UK Biobank
    Session Chair: Asha Collins, DNAnexus
    - Lucy Burkitt-Gray, UK Biobank
    - Lisa McFerrin, AWS
  • Machine Learning for Novel Target Discovery: Unique Techniques Meet Unique Data
    Session Chair: Alex Morgan, Khosla Ventures
    - Lindsay Edwards, Relation Therapeutics
    - Kristen Fortney, BioAge
    - Quin Wills, Ochre Bio
    - Joseph Rodgers, Fountain Therapeutics
    - Calum MacRae, Atman Health
  • AI/ML in Clinical Trial Design, Patient Selection and Prediction of Outcomes (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Peter Lipsky, Ampel Bio
    - Nasim Eftekhari, City of Hope
    - Mika Newton, xCures, Inc.
    - William Oh, Sema4
  • Treating Genetics as Data: Computable, Structured Results for Precision Medicine
    - Peter DeVault, Epic
  • DeepConsensus: Sequence Transformers for Sequence Correction
    - Andrew Carroll, Google
  • AI in Small Molecule Design and Screening (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Petrina Kamya, Insilico Medicine
    - Jim Edwards, Janssen
    - Tommaso Mansi, Johnson & Johnson
    - Martin Emanuel Bittner, Arctoris
  • PMWC 2022 Showcase
    - Kevin Cho, Envisagenics, Inc.
    - Poojitha Ojamies, Novartis
    - Steve Harrison, Engine Biosciences