Jay Shendure
Published October 20, 2017
Updated April 15, 2021

Jay Shendure is a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington. His lab investigates the genetic basis of human disease and develops new technologies for genetics, genomics and molecular biology, largely using next-generation DNA sequencing.

His team used exome sequencing to identify the basis of Mendelian disorders and autism spectrum disorders, and developed the first non-invasive sequencing of a fetal genome.

In 2005, Shendure used off-the-shelf parts to determine the order of all the DNA bases in a bacterial genome at 20 times the speed and one-ninth the cost of traditional DNA sequencing.

Expertise: Human genetics and rare disorders, genome sequencing techniques, genomic approaches to developmental biology

Location: Seattle, Wash.

Email: shendure@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 685-8543

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