June 13, 2013

Jeffrey Kidd named Pew Scholar for work on genetic variety between our cells

"Jeffrey Kidd, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the U-M Medical School, has been named one of only 22 Pew Scholars in the United States for 2013. It’s an honor given by The Pew Charitable Trusts to some of the most promising early-career biomedical scientists. He is the 18th Pew Scholar on the U-M faculty and will receive a four-year, $240,000 unrestricted research grant.

Kidd – who holds faculty positions in both the Department of Human Genetics and the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics -- straddles the worlds of DNA research and bioinformatics, a field that develops techniques to analyze and glean new knowledge from large amounts of biomedical data.

He and his team will use the Pew funding to develop a new approach that measures the DNA differences that exist within each individual human."

Jeff Kidd, Ph.D.

Jeff Kidd, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics