Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Synthego

Rich Stoner is the Chief Science Officer at Synthego, an early-stage startup applying engineering and automation principles to biological research with the goal of building data centers capable of running millions of biological experiments in parallel. He received his doctorate in Neural Engineering for work in microfluidic cell-culture devices and computational models of synaptic plasticity. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship on the early identification of biomarkers for autism, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and built open source tools for cloud-based image analysis and reconstruction of human neocortex in three dimensions. In parallel, Rich developed free softwares for biomedical research and medical education, including a hematology atlas, dermascopic annotation suite, and several neuroanatomy visualization tools. At Synthego, Rich leads biology and informatics research programs with the goal of building the next generation of genome engineering tools.

Presentation Title and Company Description

Emerging Therapeutics Showcase: Designing Guides for 1000 Genomes
Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions, including software and synthetic RNA kits designed for CRISPR genome editing. With next-generation informatics and machine learning, Synthego’s vision is to enable precise, automated, rapid and cost-effective research for every scientist.

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