Jeremy S. Edwards

Contact


Phone: 505-277-5465

Physical Address

Room 2041C
Centennial Engineering Center

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Director

Center for Biomedical Engineering

Professor

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Personal Website

Education

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego Bioengineering, 1999

M.S. University of California, San Diego Bioengineering, 1997

B.S. University of Texas, Arlington Mechanical Engineering, 1995

Biography

I have worked at the interface of biology, bioinformatics, and engineering since the beginning of my scientific career. My graduate advisor was Dr. Bernhard Palsson, where 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 800 citations. My graduate work sparked an intense interest in genomics technology, and thus I worked with Dr. George Church at Harvard Medical School for my post-doctoral studies. I have worked on the development of genome technologies since that time. Now, my laboratory is in the NCI designated Cancer Research and Treatment Center at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. I have a very active group of engineers, biologists, and chemists, all working together toward the development of ultrahigh-throughput DNA sequencing technology and computational biology. The move to the UNM in 2005 was ideal since I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.