Euan Angus Ashley

Euan Angus Ashley

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Medicine and Health

Competition: US & Canada

Euan Angus Ashley is Associate Dean at Stanford University where he holds the Roger and Joelle Burnell Professorship in Genomics and Precision Health. He is best known for helping establish the field of medical genomics. His seminal studies of the human genome and his team’s development and sharing of tools for the analysis and interpretation of the genome accelerated the realization of precision medicine, paving the way for a more personalized approach to healthcare. Dr Ashley was recognized by the Obama White House for contributions to Personalized Medicine and received the American Heart Association’s Medal of Honor for genomics and precision medicine. His book The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them, was released in February 2021. Father to three young Americans, in his spare time, he continues his quest to understand American football, plays jazz saxophone, pilots small planes, and conducts research on the health benefits of single malt Scotch whisky.

Photo Credit: Tim Archibald

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