PH.D., Vice President, Research & Development, Natera
Dr. Hill is an expert in genetics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. While in graduate school at Stanford, Dr. Hill constructed the first genetic map of a chordate model organism which led to important insights about the nature of genome evolution. He simultaneously developed an algorithm that reduced the compute time required for whole genome sequence alignments from weeks to hours. His prior industry experience involved developing techniques for interrogating the function of genes. Since joining Natera in early 2009, he has been instrumental in leading the research and development of single-gene PGD, translocation testing, carrier screening, non-invasive paternity testing, and non-invasive prenatal testing. Dr. Hill received is B.S. in Biology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford.
Detection of SNVs and CNVs in ctDNA using Massively-Multiplexed PCR
Natera has developed a versatile multiplex PCR based methodology for evaluating key molecular signatures circulating tumor DNA in addition to FFPE samples and single cells.