Katherine S. Pollard

Director, Gladstone Institute of Data Science & Biotechnology
Professor & Chief, Division of Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF
Investigator, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
BIDS Research Affiliate

Real name: 
Katherine S. Pollard

Dr. Katherine S. Pollard is Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science & Biotechnology, Investigator at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and Professor of Bioinformatics at UC San Francisco. Her lab develops statistical models and open source bioinformatics software for the analysis of massive genomic datasets. Previously, Dr. Pollard was an assistant professor in the UC Davis Genome Center and Department of Statistics. She earned her PhD in Biostatistics from UC Berkeley and was a comparative genomics postdoctoral fellow at UC Santa Cruz. She was awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the Sloan Research Fellowship, and the Alumna of the Year from UC Berkeley. She is a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology and of the California Academy of Sciences.