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Brendan Hodkinson, PhD


Scientist, Computational Biology, Oncology Translational Research


Contact Info
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
1400 McKean Rd., 32-21980
Spring House, PA 19477

443-340-0917 (cell); 215-986-1645 (office)

brendan {dot} hodkinson {at} gmail {dot} com


Employment History

Scientist, Computational Biology, Oncology Translational Research, Janssen R&D, March 2017 - present
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology, Oncology Translational Research, Janssen R&D, August 2015 - March 2017
Department Chair, Science Department, Delaware County Christian School, August 2014 - August 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Microbial and Human Genomics), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, October 2012 - August 2014
Principal Investigator, International Plant Science Center, New York Botanical Garden, June 2011 - October 2012
Graduate Research Fellow, Biology Department, Duke University, August 2005 - June 2011


Education

PhD Biology, Duke University, 2011
BS Biology with Honors, College of William and Mary, 2005


Research Interests

I believe in the power of high-throughput DNA- and RNA-based technologies to truly transform our world and improve human lives.  My ongoing research is aimed at informing the development of more effective medical therapies by leveraging next-generation nucleic acid analysis methods for profiling genetic, molecular, cellular, and taxonomic diversity.  In my research, I combine methods derived from computer science, molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, among other fields.  One of the challenges of research into complex and diverse systems is dealing with "big data," which is why I focus much of my attention on developing new computational approaches for managing and analyzing large data sets.