Mark Jensen, PhD

GDC Senior Principal Scientist


Mark Jensen

Dr. Jensen is a Senior Principal Scientist and Director of Genomic Programs at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. He received his PhD in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago in 2000. He is a co-author on over 45 scientific publications in molecular population genetics, population biology, HIV, bioinformatics, and cancer genomics, and served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Molecular Evolution from 2008 to 2013. He has been involved in open source development for nearly 10 years, and has been a core developer of the BioPerl toolkit since 2009. Before joining the GDC Team, Dr. Jensen was the lead bioinformaticist and project manager of the TCGA Data Coordinating Center. He has held a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute since 2013.