Alex Kotlar, PhD

Alex is a postdoctoral fellow at ATGU and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, advised by Benjamin Neale and co-mentored by Cotton Seed as part of the Hail team. He recently completed his PhD in the Human Genetics department at Emory University, under the supervision of David J. Cutler and Michael E. Zwick. In the course of his doctoral research he developed an online variant annotation and analyses software service (Bystro), and improved variant annotation performance by two orders of magnitude. He’s now focused on the creation of ethical genome analysis services that make genetic discovery accessible to all scientists and personalized medicine accessible to all patients.