Jane Carlton is Director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and Professor of Biology at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Edinburgh in 1995, and has spent the past ~20 years on the faculty of several U.S. scientific institutions, including the genome sequencing center TIGR founded by J. Craig Venter. Her research involves using comparative genomics to study the biology and evolution of important human and animal parasites, such as species of malaria and the sexually transmitted trichomonads. As Director of an NIH International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research based in India, she has a keen interest in global public health. An NYU Grand Challenge project “Mapping the New York City Metagenome” aims to characterize, map and track microbes circulating in New York City. She received the American Society of Parasitologists’ Stoll award in 2010, and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.
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