Jonathan Packer, PhD

Scientist, Genomics Discovery

Jonathan is a computational biologist, focused on using genomic technologies such as single cell RNA sequencing to guide drug target discovery.

Jonathan completed his PhD in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, studying the embryonic development of the nematode C. elegans using high-throughput single cell RNA-seq technologies. He also holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University. In the summers while he was at Columbia, he interned at the Regeneron Genetics Center. There, he developed a novel algorithm for detecting copy number variation from exome sequencing data, and developed pipelines for large-scale genotype-phenotype association analyses.


  • PhD in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle
  • Author/co-author on publications in top journals, including Science and NEJM.