Welcoming Dr Ece Uzun, MS, PhD as the Editor-in-Chief for JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology and JMIR Publications are thrilled to announce and welcome Dr Ece Uzun as Editor-in-Chief for JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. 

Dr. Uzun is currently the Director of Clinical Bioinformatics and Associate Director of Clinical Cancer Informatics and Data Science (CCIDS) at Lifespan and an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University Alpert Medical School.  She has a B.S in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering. She completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in 2010 and focused on mathematical modeling of drug delivery systems. During her postdoctoral training, she worked on computational genetics and bioinformatics with a focus on neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Dr. Uzun has a strong analytical background and extensive experience in bioinformatics and biotechnology. As the Director of Clinical Bioinformatics at Lifespan, Dr. Uzun oversees the bioinformatic analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based clinical assays.  In addition to her clinical work, she performs research in the areas of bioinformatics tool and algorithm development, network biology, machine learning based predictive models with a specific focus on cancer as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research team is a group of individuals from multiple disciplines and diverse backgrounds. Dr. Uzun has served as an Associate Editor in two other journals before she joined JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology ast the new Editor-in-Chief. She will focus on supporting the editorial board to improve the visibility of JBB and excel the quality of the publications.

About JMIR Publications

JMIR Publications is a leading, born-digital, open access publisher of 30+ academic journals and other innovative scientific communication products that focus on the intersection of health, and technology. Its flagship journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is the leading digital health journal globally in content breadth and visibility, and is the largest journal in the medical informatics field.