Chair, Department of Biostatistics
John Quackenbush is Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. John’s PhD was in Theoretical Physics, but in 1992 he received a fellowship to work on the Human Genome Project. This led him through the Salk Institute, Stanford University, and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), before moving to Harvard in 2005. John’s research uses massive data to probe how many small effects combine to influence our health and risk of disease. His work has been cited more than 67,000 times and among his honors is recognition in 2013 as a White House Open Science Champion of Change.