People

Joe Pickrell [CV] [email] [twitter]

Joe is a Junior Group Leader and Core Member at the New York Genome Center, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He has a PhD in human genetics from the University of Chicago and a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Joe is a co-founder of Haldaneā€™s Sieve, a site dedicated to discussion of preprints in population and evolutionary genetics, and is a contributor to the genomics blog Genomes Unzipped. See also profiles of Joe in GenomeWeb and ScienceNews.


Tomaz Berisa [email]

Tomaz is the Data Scientist in the Pickrell lab. His role encompasses developing novel methods for analysis of sequencing data and web applications for distributing, visualizing, and interacting with genomic data.

Tomaz received his Dipl. Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Zagreb, where he worked as a senior research assistant. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with the Optical Zeitgeist Lab at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montreal. In parallel to his academic work, he regularly served as an advisor to operators and local regulators in the telecom sector.

Tomaz enjoys diving into research, programming, and sports. He is very excited to join the NY Genome Center and be part of the team in this defining time!


Erica Bertisch [email]

Erica Bertisch is the Executive Assistant for Faculty at the New York Genome Center, working for the Pickrell, Lappalainen, and Erlich labs. Previously, she was Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and assistant to the Executive Vice President, Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association. Erica is a graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, and makes her home in Brooklyn Heights.