Ph.D., Senior Director, Molecular Biology & Sequencing, Foundation Medicine
Geoff is currently leading the lab responsible for the research, development and optimization of clinically validated, targeted next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing assays to enable comprehensive genomic profiling of conventional formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues and liquid biopsy samples from patients with cancer. Prior to joining Foundation, Geoff worked for Pacific Biosciences developing a single-molecule DNA sequencing system. Geoff received a BA degree from Cornell University in Cell Biology and a Ph.D. at Stanford University in Microbiology and Immunology where he researched the regulation of translation initiation by the Hepatitis C Virus IRES.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: The Cancer Moonshot’s Blood Profiling Atlas aims to accelerate the development and approval of accurate blood tests for cancer diagnosis and precision treatment. This PMWC panel of Cancer Moonshot participants discusses progress in creating an open database of liquid biopsy results and developing safe and effective blood profiling diagnostics.