Dr. Thomas Wilson Named DNA Sequencing Core Faculty Director

November 28, 2018

formal portrait of Thomas WilsonI am excited to announce that Thomas Wilson M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Human Genetics, will join the University of Michigan Medical School DNA Sequencing Core as Faculty Director, effective December 1, 2018.

The leadership team will consist of Dr. Thomas Wilson serving as Faculty Director and Dr. Olivia Koues as the Managing Director.

Dr. Wilson brings a unique blend of expertise in research, clinical knowledge, leadership and scholarship to the position.  Throughout his 30+ year career, he has concentrated on genetics and its practical applications.  Dr. Wilson is active in clinical and other service, research and teaching in multiple areas related to DNA sequencing. His primary research focus has been on genome instability and its causes, with a secondary focus on transcription biology.

Dr. Wilson has extensive experience in research and education. He recently finished serving as President of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS).  At the University, he is well-known as an innovative collaborator, partnering with researchers and faculty in multiple departments, with four current grants and more than 65 publications. 

A strong DNA Sequencing Core is a critical component of our research enterprise at Michigan.  Access to genomics services is central to research investigations in many different areas of biomedical science, and I am confident Dr. Wilson and Dr. Koues will continue to build on the strong foundation of the Core, established by retired Faculty Director Dr. Bob Lyons.

We’re thrilled to have Tom join the DNA Sequencing Core in its next chapter. Please join me in extending a warm welcome and congratulations to Tom.

All My Best,

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Interim Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Senior Associate Dean for Research, Medical School
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Professor in Pathology Research