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Jason Bobe

Associate Professor and Director, Sharing Lab, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Jason Bobe is Associate Professor and director of the Sharing Lab at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai, he is a leader of the Resilience Project, an effort to learn how some people are able avoid disease despite having certain genetic risk factors. Since 2007, he has been working to develop a global network of Personal Genome Project (PGP) research studies that collaborate on the development and evaluation personal genomic technologies and practices at increasing scales. He is co-founder and director of two nonprofits, PersonalGenomes.org (with George Church) and DIYbio.org (with Mac Cowell). Most recently, he is co-founder (with Madeleine Ball) and project director of Open Humans, a project backed by Knight and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that invites individuals to build highly integrated, longitudinal research profiles that can be easily donated to advance medical breakthroughs. In his spare time, he operates a volunteer-led biohacker hotline for biosafety education.