Jeremy Edwards, PhD

Jeremy Edwards, PhD

Faculty Titles
Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Department of Chemical Engineering

UNM Cancer Center Position(s)
Bioinformatics and High-Dimensional Data Analysis Shared Resource co-Director

Research Program
Cellular and Molecular Oncology

Expertise, Certifications and Memberships
Outstanding Junior Professor of Engineering (2003-2004)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Member
American Institute or Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Member

Personal Statement

My programmatic research focuses on interfacing biology, bioinformatics, and engineering. My graduate advisor was Dr. Bernhard Palsson, and during my predoctoral program I was the first person to take genome sequence information and develop predictive mathematical models of bacterial metabolism. My research started a significant global effort and many papers from my graduate work have over 500 citations (two have ~1000 citations).1-2 During my graduate work, I developed an intense interest in genomics technology and how technology can transform biology and the biomedical sciences. Pursuing this interest, I chose to work with Dr. George Church at Harvard Medical School in Boston for my post-doctoral studies developing what came to be known as “Next Generation sequencing technology.” Now, at UNM I am in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center where I have spent the last 10 years advancing Next Generation Sequencing technology and bioinformatics tools.