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Larkin Jennie

Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Extramural Programs and Strategic Planning, Office of the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS)

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Jennie Larkin, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for Extramural Programs and Strategic Planning, Office of the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS). Dr. Jennie Larkin brings deep knowledge of biomedical data science and significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) experience to the ADDS office. She chairs the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) executive committee and oversees BD2K extramural programs and strategic planning. Dr. Larkin comes from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) where she served as a Health Scientist Administrator with the Bioengineering and Genomic Applications Scientific Review Group in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.

In her previous role, Dr. Larkin oversaw a portfolio of research in computational biology, informatics, and systems biology. She has been deeply involved in biomedical data science throughout her career and her integrative research has included physiological ecology, comparative physiology and neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, and functional genomics. Prior to her work at the NIH, Dr. Larkin was a staff scientist at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, working with Dr. John Quackenbush. She also worked for a time at Silicon Graphics (SGI).

Dr. Larkin completed her postdoctoral research at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, Dr. Larkin worked with Dr. Irving Zucker. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 1996, studying in the laboratory of Dr. H. Craig Heller, her M.S. degree in Zoology from University of Washington in 1991, and her B.A., cum laude with Honors in Biology, from Wellesley College in 1987.

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