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

Previous Research Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology, Oncology Translational Research - Janssen R&D, 2015-2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014
Principal Investigator, International Plant Science Center - New York Botanical Garden, 2011-2012
Graduate Research Fellow, Biology Department - Duke University, 2005-2011


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

Research Interests

My current and recent research projects are aimed at informing the development of more effective medical therapies; I do this primarily by leveraging high-throughput DNA analysis methods for profiling molecular, cellular, and taxonomic diversity. In my research, I combine methods derived from computer science, molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, among other fields. My interests have led me to work in a great variety of contexts, both medical and environmental. 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 approaches for managing and analyzing large data sets.