UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
Dr. Melissa Cline is an Associate Research Scientist at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. She is the Program Manager of the BRCA Challenge, a consortium launched by the Global Alliance of Genomics and Health to pioneer methods for privacy-preserving data sharing with the goal of expediting genetic variation. She leads the development of BRCA Exchange, the world's largest public repository on BRCA variation, and on federated analysis methods for germline variant interpretation. Dr Cline received her Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in 2000. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Affymetrix and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Pasteur Institute and UC Santa Cruz.