Bioscience Careers

January 17, 2017

“What Kind of Scientist Do You Want to Be?”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
5:00pm-6:00pm in Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

Joshua Burton, Ph.D.

Computational Biologist
Adaptive Biotechnologies,  Seattle, WA

Video of the seminar can be found here.

Joshua N. Burton has traveled through several scientific fields en route to a fulfilling career in the biotechnology industry.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington in 2014.  In graduate school he invented genome assembly tools under Prof. Jay Shendure and obtained a UW grant to convert his patented research into a start-up.  Now, as a Computational Biologist at Adaptive Biotechnologies, he applies his expertise in genomics and bioinformatic software development to build Adaptive’s cutting-edge immunosequencing products, which are driving groundbreaking research in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases.  He enjoys mentoring other scientists and is excited to come back to UW to share his experiences.