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Tony Kerlavage, Ph.D.

Tony KerlavageDr. Tony Kerlavage serves as the Acting Director of CBIIT and Chief of the Cancer Informatics Branch. Tony joined NCI in 2011 after more than 25 years in bioinformatics and genomics. He did his post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania and then spent seven years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Tony left the NIH in 1992 to become a founding member and Director of the Department of Bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research and subsequently, Celera Genomics, where he served as Sr. Director of the Online Information Business. He also served as Sr. Director of Global Service Development at Applied Biosystems and Life Technologies, where he supported global customers with intelligent monitoring systems for scientific instrumentation, LIMS systems, and computational infrastructure for next-generation sequencing technologies. Tony received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and his undergraduate degree from Penn State, both in chemistry.