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Schork, Nicholas J., Ph.D.

Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
Professor of Psychiatry and Biostatistics (adjunct)
UC San Diego

Nicholas J. Schork, Ph.D.,  is Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at STSI and Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at TSRI.

His interest and expertise are quantitative human genetics and genomics, especially the design and implementation of methodologies to dissect the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases. He has published over 250 scientific articles and book chapters on the analysis of complex, multi-factorial traits and diseases.

Prior to joining Scripps in 2007, he served for seven years as Professor of Biostatistics and Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Center for Human Genetics and Genomics at the UC San Diego. From 1994 to 2000, he was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University.

During 1999 and 2000, he took a leave of absence to conduct research as the Vice President of Statistical Genomics at the French biotechnology company, Genset, where he helped guide efforts to construct the first high-density map of the human genome.

A member of several scientific journal editorial boards, Nik is a frequent participant in U.S. National Institutes of Health-related steering committees and review boards, and has served on the advisory board of five companies.

In addition, he is currently Director of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core of the National Institute of Aging- sponsored Longevity Consortium and a member of the Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) data analysis committee of the National Human Genome Research Institute

Nik earned the B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Statistics, and Ph.D., in Epidemiology, all at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.