Jeffrey Kidd named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science

Jeffrey Kidd named one of Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ in Science

For the first time, Forbes Magazine named 12 up-and-comers in 12 specialties – people who, as they put it, are not waiting to change the world – and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Kidd made the cut in Science.

Kidd, who uses DNA sequencing to understand what forces shape evolution in human beings and animals, joined the Department of Human Genetics in January. He is one of five NIH Director’s Early Independence Award recipients who are on the Forbes list of innovators.

Located in Human Genetics, Kidd’s lab is also affiliated with the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and the Genome Science

Training Program. “We take a genomics approach that involves high-throughput sequencing and genotyping with population-genetic modeling,” says Kidd. “We’re interested in using technologies to understand the biology of genomic evolution and how that relates to genetic variation and disease.”

Forbes culled its list of 360 innovators from thousands of nominations from peers and industry.

For more information about Kidd’s research, visit his lab page.

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