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Edison Liu

External Advisory Chair

Dr. Edison Liu, MD, is the President Emeritus and is a Professor of The Jackson Laboratory. Previously, he was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011) and was the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) from 2007 to 2013. Between 1997 and 2001, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, MD., where he was in charge of the intramural clinical translational science programs. Dr. Liu’s own scientific research has focused on the functional genomics of human cancers, particularly breast cancer, uncovering new oncogenes, and deciphering on a genomic scale the dynamics of gene regulation that modulate cancer biology.