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Bioscience Seminar: What Kind of Scientist Do You Want To Be?

Posted: 1/23/2017 (Local Events)

Join for a talk by UW Genome Sciences Alumn Joshua Burton who is a computational biologist at local company Adaptive Biotechnologies.

Joshua N. Burton has traveled through several scientific fields en route to a fulfilling career in the biotechnology industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington in 2014. In graduate school he invented genome assembly tools under Prof. Jay Shendure and obtained a UW grant to convert his patented research into a start-up. Now, as a Computational Biologist at Adaptive Biotechnologies, he applies his expertise in genomics and bioinformatic software development to build Adaptive’s cutting-edge immunosequencing products, which are driving groundbreaking research in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases. He enjoys mentoring other scientists and is excited to come back to UW to share his experiences.

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Date: 01/26/2017

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT

Location: University of Washington, Health Sciences Building, T-747