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We speak Biology. We build bioinformatics tools, pipelines, and systems.  We apply and invent cutting-edge scientific methods and algorithms. Your success is our success.

Bionformaticians that understand you.

Generating insights from the data can be a source of pride and identity, but it can also be a source of frustration and anxiety. Those insights can drive the success of your business.  Providing those key insights to advance the understanding of disease and biology is what we do.

By the Numbers

We’re proud of the clients we serve, the team we’ve built, and the projects completed.  Here are the summary statistics.

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5+ Year Clients

We deliver value and insights consistently over the long haul and are evolve to meet your needs over time.

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Projects Completed

From small high-value projects, to long-term on-going engagements, we've done them all.

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Clients Served

From single-person startups and small R&D teams, to the largest pharma, life science, and diagnostic companies in the world

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Team Members

We’ve assembled a team of world-class bioinformaticians so you don’t have to.

Our People

We are bioinformaticians, computational biologists, and software engineers with experience in basic research, technology development, diagnostics, therapeutics and beyond.

Tim Fennell

Founding Partner

Tim Fennell

Founding Partner
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Molecular Biology Debugger
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Nils Homer

Founding Partner

Nils Homer

Founding Partner
Has the need for Bioinformatics speed
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Jay Carey

Principal Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Jay Carey

Principal Bioinformatics Software Engineer
The Michelangelo Plumber
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Nathan Roach

Staff Bioinformatics Scientist

Nathan Roach

Bioinformatics Scientist
Biologists' Best Friend
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Pam Russell

Principal Bioinformatics Engineer

Pam Russell

Principal Bioinformatics Engineer
Separates the Signal from the Noise
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Tim Fennell

Founding Partner

Tim Fennell is a Founding Partner at Fulcrum Genomics LLC, with over a decade of experience in genomics and bioinformatics. He combines a background in computer science and large-scale software engineering with a passion for molecular biology, genetics, and statistics in order to rapidly solve challenging problems in genomics. Prior to founding Fulcrum Genomics, Tim served as Director of Bioinformatics at the Broad Institute where he led the development and operation of pipelines for the institute’s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, the bioinformatics strategy for the creation of a CLIA licensed clinical sequencing lab, and was the lead author of the industry standard Picard suite of programs for working with NGS data. Before moving into the life sciences, Tim was a business and technology consultant at Sapient Corporation where he developed innovative process and technological solutions to solve business challenges for clients in the Energy Services, Financial Services and Healthcare industries.

Nils Homer

Founding Partner

Nils Homer is a Founding Partner at Fulcrum Genomics LLC and has over a decade of cutting-edge experience developing methods and software for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. He has led high-pace technology and product development efforts at both industry and academic positions, and has directed teams of software developers to support the largest academic genome sequencing facility in the world for both research and clinical applications. Nils has also participated in the technology development and subsequent commercial launch of multiple sequencing assays and technologies, providing critical understanding for technical improvements in chemistry, molecular biology, and software. He combines his skill in developing novel methods, algorithms, and software with his understanding of the data produced to provide key insights into biological research and discovery. Nils holds a Masters and PhD in Computer Science from UCLA investigating methods applied to genomics, including alignment and variant detection for whole genome sequencing. He received his BA (Computer Science and Mathematics) from Colgate University. Nils previously served on the Scientific Advisory Board for Edico Genome until acquisition by Illumina.

Jay Carey

Principal Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Jay Carey has over two decades of experience in software engineering and bioinformatics. Combining a love for technology and science, he has provided practical and pragmatic solutions for the technical challenges of processing large genomic data sets. He has led teams of engineers to tackle the multitude of complex issues involved in scaling the processing of genomic data, while preserving the scientific validity of the data being produced. Prior to joining Fulcrum Genomics, Jay was the Technical Lead and Principal Software Engineer for the NGS Production Pipelines team at the Broad Institute. He led the team responsible for expanding the Broad Institute’s production sequencing pipelines by utilizing cloud processing and also wrote and maintained the pipeline and LIMS for all genotyping arrays. In addition, he was a maintaining author of both the Picard suite of tools and the HTSJDK file formats specifications. In his freetime, Jay enjoys spending time with his family and skiing.

Nathan Roach

Bioinformatics Scientist

Nathan Roach has almost a decade of experience working closely with biologists to solve computational problems and over half a decade of experience working in bioinformatics specifically. Nathan received his PhD in Biology from the Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics department at Johns Hopkins University for his thesis work on the computational analysis of long-read direct-RNA-sequencing. He also has a dual degree B.S. in Biology and Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s leveraged his training in both Biology and Computer Science to facilitate development of novel analysis tools and pipelines, both in industry and academia.

Pam Russell

Principal Bioinformatics Engineer

Pam has over a decade of computational genomics and bioinformatics experience in academic and industry settings. She combines a passion for scientific innovation with a strong grounding in rigorous analytic and engineering practices. In her career as a computational biologist at the Broad Institute, Caltech, and the University of Colorado, Pam built computational solutions for novel problems in molecular biology, comparative genomics, human genetics, and radiogenomics. She also conceived and led the first ever large-scale study of bioinformatics code and software development practices. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Pam worked as a computational scientist at Inscripta Inc., delivering production software engineering and bioinformatic solutions to support the development of a groundbreaking high-throughput digital genome engineering platform. Pam holds a BA and and an MA in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in applied mathematics from the University of California-San Diego. In her free time, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and performing improv comedy.

Silas Tittes

Associate Bioinformatics Scientist

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Kari Strømhaug

Associate Bioinformatics Scientist

Kari Strømhaug has experience working closely with biologists, clinicians, and bioinformaticians to solve computational problems in industry and academic settings. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Kari worked as a bioinformatician in Cathy Wu’s and Gad Getz’s labs at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute leveraging her knowledge of biology and computer science to develop clinical pipelines and perform large-scale single-cell analyses. Kari received her degree in Computer Science and Molecular Biology from MIT. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, riding her motorcycle, and pole vaulting whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Seth Stadick

Principal Bioinformatics Engineer

Seth Stadick has over half a decade of experience working with high throughput next-generation sequencing pipelines and platforms. As a software engineer and biologist, he has a diversified background in the bioinformatics field and has led projects ranging from algorithm development to large scale cloud infrastructure deployments. He has experience working within both small, fast-paced start-ups, and large enterprises. In both environments, he has been a key asset in the successful releases of commercial products. Seth holds a MS in Bioinformatics and a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University.