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Olivier Elemento

Olivier Elemento

Olivier Elemento, PhD, is the Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM), Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Associate Director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine, and Associate Program Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Center.

Dr. Elemento received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University Paul Sabatier, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from INSA Toulouse, a master’s degree in intelligent systems from the University of Paris, and a doctorate in computational biology from the University of Montpellier/CNRS, all in France. He completed postdoctoral training at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University and joined Weill Cornell Medicine’s faculty in 2008. Dr. Elemento is the recipient of several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, the Hirschl Trust Career Scientist Award, the Walter B Wriston Award, the Daedalus Award.Dr. Elemento has published over 450 scientific papers in the area of genomics, epigenomics, computational biology and drug discovery.

Under Dr. Elemento’s leadership EIPM’s primary mission is to uncover the molecular roots of disease using genomic sequencing, informatics, and other technologies, empowering WCM investigators to expand their research focus, taking the precision medicine methodology they pioneered in cancer and applying it to other areas of research including cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes and neurological disease.

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