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About Dr. Stubbs

As a senior investigator at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute, Lisa Stubbs, PhD is a geneticist known for her expertise in comparative genomics, gene regulation, and developmental pathology using the mouse model system.

Her research is focused particularly on the genetic and epigenetic principles that govern brain development and behavior. She has thrived in multi-disciplinary, collaborative environments that foster the development of novel approaches and insights into genetic factors that influence health and disease.

Lisa completed her PhD at the University of California, San Diego, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. She was also a research fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory in London, U.K. before moving back to the U.S. to start her own lab.

Lisa served as Director of the Genome Biology Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the affiliated JGI genome sequencing center, contributing to the human, mouse and other genome sequencing projects as a member of international teams. She is Associate Editor of the scientific journal, PLoS Genetics, and has served on a number of national and international scientific advisory groups. Before joining PNRI in 2020, Lisa was Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and the leader of a multidisciplinary faculty group focused on neurogenomics, at the Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois.

Most recently, Lisa and PNRI’s David Galas, PhD, launched the Decoding Stress Study. It aims to answer some of the biggest questions about the role of people’s genes in determining how they respond to chronic stress.

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