Organizing Committee

Focusing on methods and computational tools used to help sequence, assemble, and finish genomes, including new sequencing technologies.

Members of the SFA2F Organizing Committee:

  • Chris Detter, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, LBG and CSO, Definitive Biotech
  • Johar Ali, Ph.D., Director Research, AA Ontario, Canada
  • Patrick Chain, Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Lab Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Microbial Special Projects Manager, Broad Institute
  • Bob Fulton, M.S., Director of Development, Washington University
  • Darren Grafham, Manager, Battelle UK limited
  • Liliana Brown, Ph.D., Director Office of Genomics and Advanced Tech. at NIAID
  • Alla Lapidus, Ph.D., Director, Center for Algorithmic Biotechnology SPbU, Russia
  • Shawn Starkenburg, Ph.D., Deputy Group Leader, Biosecurity and Public Health Group, LANL
  • Donna Muzny, M.Sc., Director of Operations, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
  • Tootie Tatum, Ph.D., MBA, CEO Blackhawk Genomics
  • Bin Hu, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, LANL
  • Teresa Martinez Torres, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, MRIGlobal
  • Maryke Appel, Ph.D., Founder and President at EXO Consulting, LLC
  • Kelly Hoon, Executive Sales Specialist, Illumina
  • Kenny Yeh, Senior Science Advisor, MRIGlobal
  • Kurt LaButti, Staff Data Scientist at Joint Genome Institute
  • Shannon Johnson, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, LANL
photo of SFAF organizing committee