George Vasmatzis, Ph.D.

Director, Biomarker Discovery Program
Center of Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic and Foundation

Dr. George Vasmatzis is the director of the Biomarker Discovery Program, within the Center for Individualized Medicine, and his research program consists of bioinformatics specialists, molecular biologists, epidemiologists, and pathologists. He is a Consultant in the Department of Molecular Medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Medical School.  He has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and has acquired experience in diverse disciplines, including Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, and Computational Biology.  His laboratory has demonstrated success in discovery and translation of several biomarkers as well as developing evidence-based models that should help clinicians stratify (cancer) patients in order to provide each individual with the appropriate care.  With the recent advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies the laboratory have been engaging in massive sequencing to scan the genome of cancer cells for abnormalities that can be used for clinical purposes such as diagnosis and stratification of patients for optimal treatment.  Published papers in Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research and BLOOD further demonstrate their discovery, validation and translation capabilities.