Adam Phillippy, PhD
Adam began his career at The Institute for Genomic Research in 2001, followed by graduate studies at the University of Maryland starting in 2005. After receiving his PhD in 2010, he started a research group at the National Bioforensic Analysis Center, and later moved to the National Human Genome Research Institute in 2015 to form the Genome Informatics Section. He has made foundational contributions to bioinformatics, specifically in the areas of genome alignment, genome assembly, and microbial forensics. Most recently, he has pioneered the use of single-molecule and nanopore sequencing for the accurate reconstruction of complete genomes at low cost.