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Eric Banks, Ph.D.

Eric Banks is a computational biologist, institute scientist, and senior director of the Data Sciences Platform at the Broad Institute. He leads an amazing team of computational biologists and software engineers that implements novel computational methods, engineers and operates large-scale production pipelines, and develops innovative infrastructure to handle the Broad Institute’s growing computational needs. He has led the development of the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK), creating analysis tools that are the standard-setters for variation discovery and data processing for next-generation sequencing projects.

Before joining the Broad in March 2009, Banks earned both a bachelor’s degree and Master of Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in computational biology from Princeton University.

June 2018