Giuseppe Narzisi - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Giuseppe Narzisi is a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at the New York Genome Center. His research interest is in developing novel algorithms and computational systems to analyze DNA sequences, concentrating on the assembly and alignment of next generation sequencing reads. Applications include detection and analysis of genetic variations to identify the genetic causes of various human diseases including autism and cancer.

Giuseppe received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University and he carried out his postdoctoral work in Michael Schatz’ lab at the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. At CSHL he developed a novel computational approach for discovering insertion and deletion (indels) in next generation sequencing data and contributed to the analysis of a large cohort of simplex families by searching for indels that are associated with autism. This work confirmed an overabundance of frame-shift mutations in autistic patients and led to the discovery of novel target genes. Before joining CSHL, Giuseppe was a Research Scientist at the NYU Bioinformatics Lab led by Prof. Bud Mishra where he worked on several problems at the core of computational genomics, including DNA sequence assembly, base calling, and metrics for assembly quality evaluation. He is a recipient of the prestigious “IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award” for his innovative research in Computational Genomics.