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Kelly Frazer, PhD

Kelly FrazerKelly A. Frazer, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Genome Information Sciences
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Dr. Frazer joined the faculty at UC San Diego in 2009 as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the founding Chief of the Division of Genome Information Sciences. The goal of her research is to understand genetic predisposition to complex diseases including cancer starting in childhood but spanning the whole age spectrum.

Dr. Frazer’s laboratory is located in the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, where she is the Program Leader of the Cancer Genes and Genome Program and is actively working with physician-scientists on a variety of projects to analyze somatic mutations underlying tumorigenesis and to identify new therapeutic targets. Dr. Frazer is a member of UC San Diego’s Institute for Genomic Science and the Director of the Bio-Computational Center (BCC) at the university’s Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI). 

In her role as director of the BCC Dr. Frazer shares her expertise with numerous UC San Diego investigators to ensure they have access to state of the art genomic methods and effective data analysis.