Acting Director of IT, Broad Institute OF MIT AND HARVARD
Chris Dwan leads Research Computing at the Broad Institute. In that role he is responsible for a team that provides data and computational services, as well as high throughput genomic analysis, to more than 3,000 researchers at one of the top genomic science institutions in the world. He is also serving as the Acting Director of IT.
From 2011 through 2014, Dwan helped to build the New York Genome Center. NYGC was founded by a unique collaboration of 13 biomedical research institutions in and around Manhattan. Chris was responsible for all of the computing, data storage, and network infrastructure for the first two years of NYGC’s operations.
Previously, Chris served as a leader of the consulting organization within Bioteam. In that role he interfaced with hundreds of organizations at all stages of adopting and leveraging technology for genomic science.
Chris’s academic background is in computer science, with a specialization in artificial intelligence.