Mark Adams, Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Director, JAX Genomic Medicine


The Technology Development Coordinating Center is led by Dr. Mark Adams, Ph.D. As one of the founding scientists at TIGR, Dr. Adams contributed extensively to the first genome sequence of a free-living organism, Haemophilus influenzae, and other microbial genomes. A co-founder of Celera Genomics, he led the DNA sequencing and genome annotation groups. He directed the Drosophila, human, and mouse genome sequencing projects, and a large-scale re-sequencing program to identify novel SNPs in humans.

From 2003-2011, Dr. Adams was Associate Professor of Genetics at Case Western Reserve University where he developed a research program in the evolution and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. He also served as Director of the Genomics Core facility.

From 2011-2016, Dr. Adams was the Scientific Director and Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute. There he directed programs that characterized genomic changes in the evolution of antibiotic resistance in hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Adams received a B.A. in Chemistry from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Brent Berwin, Ph.D.
Director, Courses and Conferences

TDCC Outreach Coordinator

Brent received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. He joined Dartmouth in the fall of 2004 as a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and also served as Associate Director of Education for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. In the fall of 2019 he joined The Jackson Laboratory as Director of Courses & Workshops.

Dr. Berwin is the Outreach Coordinator for the GTCC, directing the activities to encourage awareness of Genome Technology Program successes and facilitate access by the scientific community.

Erin McDevitt, M.S.
Manager, Event Planning,
Courses & Conferences

TDCC Manager, Event Planning

Erin manages a portfolio of courses and workshops, develops event budgets and manages the registration efforts of Courses and Conferences. Erin bringsĀ over 20 years of experience to the Courses & Workshops team.

Erin is leading the coordination and logistics for TDCC meetings and conferences.

Jeremy Charette, B.S.
Research Project Manager

TDCC Research Project Manager

Jeremy first joined The Jackson Laboratory in 2012 as a research assistant. He later became a genomic technologist for Genome Technologies at JAX where he contributed to providing faculty and staff expertise in next-generation and long-read sequencing project design, library preparation, and sequencing.

Jeremy is the research project manager, where he helps the TDCC share advances and best practices related to leading-edge genomic technologies with the broader scientific community. He works closely with the TDCC team to develop priorities for the Center’s work, creates engagement plans with grantees, and helps develop TDCC-initiated programs.

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