Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Applied Genomics and is also an associate professor of pediatrics at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He leads a $40 million commitment from CHOP to genotype approximately 100,000 children, an initiative that has gained nationwide attention in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, Nature and Science.
Patrick Sleiman is one of the lead analytical scientists at The Center for Applied Genomics. Patrick’s foundation in genetics lay in his doctorate from the University of London. During his fellowship in London, he was awarded a Bogue Fellowship to analyze copy number variants (CNV) in Parkinson’s patients at The Cold Spring Harbor Institute. His research interests at CAG lay in the genetic variants associated with neurodegenerative diseases and pediatric asthma.