Mark DePristo

Mark DePristo leads the Genomics team in Google Brain, a research team focused on applying deep learning in TensorFlow to problems in genetics and genomics. Before joining Google he was Vice President of Informatics at SynapDx, a Google Ventures-backed startup developing a blood-based test for Autism. As Co-Director of Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute from 2008-2013 Mark created and led the team that developed the GATK, the dominant software for processing next-generation DNA sequencing data. He has an BA in Computer Science and Math from Northwestern University, a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar, did a postdoc at Harvard University in evolutionary biology. Dr. DePristo's academic articles are widely published and have received more than 39,000 citations.

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