Main caricature of Mark DePristo, who is speaking at HLTH and is Head of Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics at Google Inc. Overlay caricature of Mark DePristo, who is speaking at HLTH and is Head of Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics at Google Inc.

Mark DePristo

Head of Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics

Google Inc.


Mark DePristo leads the Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics team at Google Brain.

Before joining Google he was Vice President of Informatics at SynapDx, a Google Ventures-backed startup developing a blood-based test for Autism. As Co-Director of Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute from 2008-2013 Mark created and led the team that developed the GATK, the dominant software for processing next-generation DNA sequencing data. He has an BA in Computer Science and Math from Northwestern University, a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar, did a postdoc at Harvard University in evolutionary biology and has been published widely.