Dr. Mardis is a professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and is co-executive director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine. Her research interests focus on the application of next-generation sequencing to characterize cancer genomes and transcriptomes, and to support therapeutic decision-making. Dr. Mardis’s translational research efforts devise sequencing-based diagnostics, decision-support tools and databases, and the use of genomics to design personalized cancer vaccines. She was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine from 1993-2016, where she became co-director of the McDonnell Genome Institute in 2002 and was named the Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Mardis is the AACR president for 2019-20.