Elaine Mardis, Ph.D.
Co-director McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University
Elaine Mardis earned her B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Oklahoma University. Following graduation, Dr. Mardis was a senior research at BioRad Laboratories in Hercules, CA.
In 1993, Dr. Mardis joined The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine. She serves as Co-director of The Genome Institute.
Dr. Mardis has research interests in the application of next-generation sequencing to characterize cancer genomes and transcriptomes, and using these data to support therapeutic decision-making. She also is interested in facilitating the translation of basic science discoveries in cancer into the clinical setting.
Dr. Mardis serves as an editorial board member of Molecular Cancer Research, Disease Models and Mechanisms and Annals of Oncology. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Case Studies. Dr. Mardis received the Scripps Translational Research award for her work on cancer genomics in 2010, and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences for 2011. Discover Magazine featured her work in cancer genomics as one of their top 100 science stories in 2013.