Deanne Taylor, PhD
Deanne Taylor joined DBHI in 2014 as the Bioinformatics Director. Deanne oversees the design, development, and implementation of high performance innovative bioinformatics workflows and provide technical leadership and supervision of a multidisciplinary bioinformatics team at CHOP. Previously, she was Director of Bioinformatics with Reproductive Medicine Associates and Assistant Professor with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Prior to that she worked for Harvard School of Public Health as a Research Scientist and served several years as the Program Director of the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics at Brandeis University. She also has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Deanne obtained her PhD in Biophysics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Pfizer. Her background is in biophysics, bioinformatics, computational biology and structural biology with emphasis on human genetics and translational medicine.
Deanne's main areas of research are in the development of mathematical and computational methods to better understand biological variation and the genetic contribution to disease, coupling clinical information with high-dimensional biomedical data from next-gen sequencing, microarray, PCR, and proteomics experiments.