Jeremy Edwards, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sequencing Technology and Member of Scientific Advisory Board
“The idea of our platform being used to sequence every genome in the future is not only possible but probable due to the accuracy, accessibility and affordability of our technology.”
Prof. Jeremy Edwards has a remarkable record of achievement in quantitative systems biology. He obtained his PhD in Bioengineering at UC San Diego with Prof. Bernhard Palsson. He was the first author on a number of seminal papers in the field of metabolic network analysis. After a postdoc in the Church Lab at Harvard, he joined the faculty at the University of Delaware, and then moved back to his hometown of Albuquerque to join the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he serves as co-director for mathematical modeling at the New Mexico Center for Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (STMC). The STMC, one of a few NIH-NIGMS funded Centers for Systems Biology, brings together a set of world-class experimental labs and modelers dedicated to the spatiotemporal aspects of cell signaling. Dr. Edwards is also a member of the NCI-designated Cancer Center affiliated with UNM.
In addition to his work on the modeling side, Prof. Edwards is a major figure in next generation DNA sequencing, where his lab holds several patents. He is the main author of the method of polymerase colony or polony sequencing and is the principal investigator on a large NIH grant aimed at developing the “$1000 genome”.