Nicholas J. Schork
Department of Molecular & Experimental Medicine The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Schork is Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Scripps Translational Science Institute; Director of Research, Scripps Genomic Medicine; and Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Schork’s interest and expertise is in the areas of quantitative human genetics and genomics, especially the design and implementation of methodologies used to dissect the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases. Prior to his appointments at Scripps, Dr. Schork was a Professor of Biostatistics and Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Center for Human Genetics and Genomics at the University of California, San Diego from 2000-2007. From 1994-2000 Dr. Schork was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University. Between 1999 and 2000 Dr. Schork took a leave of absence to conduct research as the Vice President of Statistical Genomics at the French Biotechnology company, Genset, where he helped guide efforts to construct the first high-density map of the human genome. Dr. Schork has been selected as a member of a number of scientific journal editorial boards, is a frequent participant in U.S. National Institutes of Health-related steering committees and review boards, and has also been on the advisory board of five companies. He is currently Director of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core of the NIA-sponsored Longevity Consortium and a member of the NHGRI’s Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) data analysis committee. Dr. Schork has published over 400 scientific articles and book chapters on the analysis of complex, multifactorial traits and diseases. Dr. Schork earned a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Statistics, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology all from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.