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Ivan Iossifov Joins the New York Genome Center as a Core Member, Assistant Investigator

December 8, 2015
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The New York Genome Center (NYGC) welcomes Ivan Iossifov as a Core Member, Assistant Investigator.

Iossifov’s role is to ensure the success of the ongoing and the future large autism sequencing projects at the NYGC, including facilitating certain applications by collaborating with groups within or outside the NYGC that study other human diseases.

“Ivan Iossifov’s unique approach to a human genetics, ranging from autism to cancer, his exceptional intellect and his ability to collaborate, will provide an invaluable addition to the diversity at the New York Genome Center,” said Robert B. Darnell, NYGC’s President, CEO and Scientific Director. His expertise will help transform how we understand disorders such as autism.“

Iossifov grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria where he obtained an MS in Computer Science from Sofia University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University.

His interests are in the areas of Genomics and Systems Biology and their application in the study of the etiologies of cancer and of neuropsychiatric disorders like autism and schizophrenia.

Iossifov will spend time as an Assistant Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in conjunction with his association at the New York Genome Center.

About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit at the forefront of transforming biomedical research and clinical care with the mission of saving lives. As a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, NYGC focuses on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious disease. Our member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science, and medicine. We harness the power of innovation and discoveries to improve people’s lives – ethically, equitably, and urgently. Member institutions include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, New York University, North Shore-LIJ, The Rockefeller University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Stony Brook University. For more information, visit:

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