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Deputy Scientific Director, Informatics

Toby Bloom, PhD

Toby Bloom

Toby Bloom became Deputy Scientific Director, Informatics at the New York Genome Center in May 2013. She is responsible for strategy and execution for bioinformatics services, the bioinformatics data hub, analysis pipelines, and software engineering infrastructure.

Prior to joining NYGC, Toby served as Director of Informatics at the Broad Institute’s genome sequencing center for ten years, where she led informatics infrastructure development for the massive scale-up in next-generation sequencing data, supporting the 1,000-fold increase in data acquisition rates. She directed the design and implementation of the data management, LIMS, and pipeline architectures that are now handling data rates of terabytes per day.

In addition, Toby was Chief Technology Officer at Clinsoft Corporation, and an Executive Director at Phase Forward. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from SUNY Stony Brook.