Peter Audano III, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist

Developing tools for genome variant discovery with a focus on complex rearrangements and long-read sequencing.

Pete has been in the computing industry since 2000 where he worked and earned his BS in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw University). In 2012, he left the computing industry to pursue an MS and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he developed variant discovery techniques in bacteria and was involved in several small cancer studies with Dr. Fredrik Vannberg. In 2016, he joined the University of Washington under Dr. Evan Eichler where he developed methods to apply long-reads to structural variant discovery. In 2021, he joined the Jackson Laboratory under Dr. Christine Beck to study mechanisms of structural variation.

Peter Audano on ORCID

Education and experience


Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Bioinformatics
Advisor: Fredrik Vannberg

Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Bioinformatics
Advisor: Fredrik Vannberg

Southern Polytechnic State University
B.S., Computer Science


The Jackson Laboratory
Research Scientist, Beck Lab
2021 - present

University of Washington
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Eichler Lab
2020 - 2021

University of Washington
Bioinformatics Specialist, Eichler lab
2016 - 2020

IBM / Internet Security System
Technical Support / Product Lead / Performance QA
2005 - 2012

Technical Support / Web Hosting Support / Employee Helpdesk
2001 - 2012