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Joel Parker, PhD
Joel Parker, PhD

Joel Parker, PhD

Vice President

Computational Biology

Joel leads the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology group at Life Edit Therapeutics.  He has 18 years of experience in design, operations, and analysis of large scale genetic and genomic experiments.

Prior to joining Life Edit, Joel led the Lineberger Bioinformatics Shared Resource at University of North Carolina and was an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, where he remains an Adjunct Associate Professor. Joel’s PhD efforts under Chuck Perou and continuing work with Nanostring resulted in Prosigna, the first FDA-approved IVDMIA with indications in breast cancer. He also co-developed RNA-sequencing programs at Expression Analysis (now Q2 Solutions) for The Cancer Genome Atlas. He subsequently co-founded Select Immunogenomics, which was acquired by GeneCentric in 2019. His broad scientific collaborations encompass >250 peer-reviewed manuscripts with an h-index > 100.

Joel received a BS in Biology and Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, an MS in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina.

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To rewrite the future by curing disease, making any edit, anywhere.

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To pave the way to faster, safer, gene editing therapeutics that cure disease and improve patient lives.

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We’re guided by curiosity, rigor, and integrity. We believe in discovery and unlimited potential. We care about science and the lives of patients.