Joe Grzymski is the Senior Director of the Applied Innovation Center (AIC), co-Director of the Institute for Health Innovation and an Associate Research Professor of microbiology and computational biology at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada. He is responsible for developing new applied research initiatives at DRI and has built a group of scientists in the AIC with expertise in data analysis, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, public health, business development and visualization. He works closely with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He is the lead investigator on the Renown Health / DRI Population Health Study in collaboration with the personal genetics company 23andMe. His recent academic interests are in transcriptional regulation, evolutionary cost minimization and DNA damage and repair. He holds adjunct positions in molecular biosciences and hydrology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the co-founder of EMS Genomics, a biotech company that builds instrumentation and methods to uncover anti-cancer compounds in DNA damage/repair pathways in UV tolerant single-celled plants. Joe graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME with a bachelor of arts in Philosophy and Biology. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study biological modeling. He received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and did postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University.
Company/Affiliation: Institute for Health Innovation