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Benjamin Clifford, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Clinical and Scientific AffairsBionano Genomics, Inc.

Dr. Ben Clifford is a genomics scientist with interests in physical genome mapping, evolution, and technology. He joined Bionano in 2016 in a direct support role, as a field application scientist conducting sample-thru-analysis technical trainings for new users of the Saphyr System. In his current role in scientific and clinical affairs, he serves as a strategic and technical liaison for laboratories developing their operations around optical genome mapping (OGM). These strategic projects seek to evaluate and validate applications in structural and copy number variation, and elucidate underlying biology in cancer and pre- and post-natal constitutional disorders. Prior to joining Bionano, Ben completed his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, USA, researching the genomics of evolution and speciation.