Paul has over 15 years' experience in mammalian genomics and bioinformatics. He obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences for Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington before undertaking postdoctoral research in molecular biology at M.I.T. Following several academic positions as an independent researcher in Drosophila genetics, he transitioned to genomics and bioinformatics as part of Mouse Genome Informatics at The Jackson Laboratory. In 2011, he relocated to the University of New Mexico, working as Training Director for FlyBase and teaching genetics and bioinformatics.
In 2014, he founded ElectroSeq Inc, which improves DNA sequencing to drive precision medicine. He continues to serve as ElectroSeq's CEO. He received a practical education in startup methodology in the ABQid business accelerator using the EquiSeq business model. In 2015, EquiSeq spun out of ElectroSeq Inc, and Paul became EquiSeq's Chief Scientific Officer.
Favorite Quote: "The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed." —William Gibson
You'd be surprised to learn that ... Paul (PGP89) donated his genome to science through the Personal Genome Project.