- Fellow in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
- George Washington University and Children’s National Hospital, PhD
Jonathan LoTempio Jr received his PhD in Genomics and Bioinformatics in a joint program through George Washington University and Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. His dissertation, Genomics as global science: on the production, use, and sharing of sequence data, united bioinformatics work done in collaboration with teams in United States and Democratic Republic of the Congo and interdisciplinary work carried out in the European Union whilst on a Fulbright Schuman grant to Austria and Belgium.
At Penn, he intends to research the ethics and policy implications of data production in anticipation of the $1000-genome assembly and the changing nature of international data sharing in the 21st century. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science on chatbot use in genomics research, fairness in sport, and bioinformatics and genome analysis in the NHGRI GREGoR Program. He holds a degree in biochemistry from the University of Rochester, where he spent time playing cello and participating in student government in addition to learning wet lab benchwork. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served as a Scientific Program Analyst at the National Human Genome Research Institute.