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Associate Professor, New York University
David Gresham is professor of biology and vice dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University. His lab focuses on genome evolution and plasticity, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and control of cell growth. He completed his Ph.D. in human genetics at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. As a graduate student, Gresham investigated medical and population genetics of the Romani people of Europe. He subsequently worked as associate editor at the journal Nature Genetics. As a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, Gresham developed genomic and computational methods for whole-genome analysis of genetic variation, microbial evolution and transcriptional regulation. In 2009, Gresham joined New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, where he runs a research lab and teaches courses in human genetics, statistics and computational biology. He received the DuPont Young Professor Grant, and research in his lab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.