Edward RUBIN
Chief Science Officer, Metabiota, San Francisco, CA, USA

Edward “Eddy” Rubin is an internationally recognized physician, geneticist and information scientist.  His research has included pioneering studies on the use of massive scale DNA sequencing to decipher the interactions between humans and other biological and environmental systems. He has held several leadership positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory including serving as the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute for more than a decade.  There he led a team that sequenced 13% of the human genome as part of the International Human Genome Project as well as the sequencing and analysis of thousands of fungi, microbes, viruses and environmental metagenomes.  In 2016, he became the Chief Scientific Officer at Metabiota, a company focused on applying comprehensive risk analytics to help organizations understand and mitigate infectious disease risk.


His research has included a series of pioneering studies in the area of metagenomics, deriving important insights from his investigation of the microbial communities inhabiting a variety of environments. Dr. Rubin has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts with more than 40 of them appearing in the journals Science and Nature and is one of the world’s most highly-cited researchers in Biology and Genetics.


He has received numerous awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Middlebury College, the University of Rochester Dean’s Award, and has been inducted into the American Society of Clinical Investigation.


Dr. Rubin received a BA in Physics at the University of California San Diego, his MD & PhD (Biophysics) at the University of Rochester, and completed his medical training at the University of California San Francisco.