David J. States, MD, PhD, FACMI

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The University of Michigan

David States is Professor of Human Genetics and Director of Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He received his BA in biochemistry magna cum laude, and his MD and PhD in biophysics, all from Harvard University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of California at San Diego Medical Center, and his pulmonary fellowship at National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. States was senior staff fellow at the National Center for Biotechnology Information before going to Washington University as Associate Professor of Biomedical Computing and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. At Washington University, he served as Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Computing, and Director of the Center for Genetics in Medicine. In these capacities, he integrated the institute into the broader array of genomics and biomedical engineering efforts at the university. His own research has focused on the development of tools for sequence analysis and on annotation of those analyses.

Dr. States is Associate Editor for North America of Bioinformatics, is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Biology, and has served on the editorial board of GENE-COMBIS and as Treasurer of the International Society for Computational Biology.