Senior Research Scientist
John Hutchinson is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and helps lead the core as it’s Associate Director. He has a background in academia, and transitioned from the wet lab to computational approaches during his postdoctoral training. He has pursued research ranging from studying the role of the Akt serine threonine kinase in breast cancer biology, characterizing the nuclear enriched lncRNAs NEAT1 and MALAT1, helping show evidence of widespread allele specific expression of autosomal genes and developing novel bioinformatic methods to study the effect of DNA variation on methylation. He enjoys adapting standard technologies and public data to novel uses and designing data visualizations to better illustrate experimental results.
His varied background has familiarized him with many members of the research community in Boston and his deep background as both a molecular biologist and bioinformatician give him unique insight into translating biological questions into practical bioinformatic approaches. He is on Twitter. John has a Ph.D. in Biology from McMaster University.