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Precision Medicine Metrology


Material Measurement Laboratory, Material Measurement Laboratory Office

RO# Location
50.63.00.B7844 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Zook, Justin Matthew 301.975.4133


The large array of ‘omics measurement methods holds great promise for making medicine increasingly precise and personalized — by using genome-scale molecular diagnostics to ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time, for their condition. To help enable clinical translation of ‘omics measurements (including genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and proteomics), our group is developing well-characterized samples and measurement methods to understand biases and errors of measurement technologies and bioinformatics methods. Current interests include integrating data from multiple DNA sequencing datasets for variant cells (SNPs, indels, structural variants, haplotype phasing, HLA typing), cancer genome sequencing, cell-free DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing (mRNA and miRNA), proteomics, and exploring new measurement technologies. We are also interested in improving methods to integrate these and other ‘omics measurements using machine learning and biostatistics to present the large quantities of data to physicians.

This research will be conducted at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD.


Genomics; Bioinformatics; Machine learning; Statistics; Standards; Biology; Transcriptomics; Data science; Proteomics; Artificial Intelligence; Sequencing


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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