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Joshua Swamidass

Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Washington University

S. Joshua Swamidass is a computational biologist, physician, academic, and author. He is an associate professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, and a Faculty Lead of Translational Bioinformatics in the Institute for Informatics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Swamidass has published over 150 articles. He focuses his research on applications of statistical machine learning and decision theory in the context of chemical biology and medicine. He has also worked on drug discovery, drug metabolism, and translational research. Swamidass is the founder of “Peaceful Science,” where he writes regarding the advancement of the civic practice of science. He also serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. In 2019, he published The Genealogical Adam and Eve.

In 2022, he became a fellow of the American Academy for Advancement of Science.

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