Timothy Poterba, Engineer and Computational Biologist at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Timothy Poterba

Engineer and Computational Biologist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Tim Poterba is an engineer and computational biologist on the Hail team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Prior to joining the Broad, he studied protein folding dynamics at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry on a Fulbright Scholarship. He received his B.A. in Biophysics from Amherst College in 2013.


Scaling Genetic Data Analysis with Apache Spark

In 2001, it cost ~$100M to sequence a single human genome. In 2014, due to dramatic improvements in sequencing technology far outpacing Moore’s law, we entered the era of the $1,000 genome. At the same… Read more