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Jimmy Lin

Geneticist

Fellows Class:
Jimmy Lin

Professional Role

Current Titles:

Founder/CEO

Current Organizations:

Rare Genomics Institute Washington University in St. Louis


Biography

Geneticist and founder of the Rare Genomics Institute, an organization that allows patients to crowdsource funds and genomes to accelerate research of their rare genetic diseases. Jimmy is the lead computational biologist for the ground-breaking cancer genome sequencing efforts from the Vogelstein Lab at Johns Hopkins. Their sequencing of the first 100+ cancer exomes in 5 different tissue types has helped lay the foundation for a revolution in cancer genomics. After completing his MD/PhD at Johns Hopkins, along with colleagues at Harvard and Yale, Jimmy started Rare Genomics Institute: a non-profit biotech venture that microfunds and enables genome sequencing for children with rare and orphan diseases.


Fun facts

Favorite meal:
Anything with copious amounts of meat. Examples include Mongolian, Korean, Brazilian BBQs.


Vital Stats

Fellows Class
TED2012
Languages
Chinese (Traditional)
English
Living in
St Louis, United States
Working in
St Louis, United States
Born in
Heping District, Taiwan
Gender
Male

Contact

Twitter
@cjimmylin