20221018hcsfAn Evening with Lon Cardon, Ph.D., FMedSci, President & CEO of The Jackson Laboratory

Fireside Chat

In this fireside chat, Lon will discuss:

  • Leadership lessons learned during a career as a leader in academia and industry
  • His journey as a geneticist and academician
  • The fireside chat will last for 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

October 18, 2022
5:00 - 6:00pm PT

Ticket prices:
HCSF members: Free
Non members: $10

Registration deadline: October 16, 2022

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Lon R. Cardon, Ph.D., FMedSci

Lon Cardon, Ph.D., FMedSci, an internationally recognized human geneticist, joined The Jackson Laboratory as president and chief executive officer in November 2021.  From 2017 to 2021, he was chief scientific officer and chief scientific strategy officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a rare disease biotechnology company, where he led a strategic repositioning from ultra-rare genetic diseases to broader genetic disorders. Before joining BioMarin, Cardon held leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline.

Cardon spent the first half of his career in academic research, holding senior roles at the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (1998- 2006) and at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2006-2008).

Cardon conducted his Ph.D. research at the Institute for Behavior Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder and completed postdoctoral training in mathematics at Stanford University.  His research groups have been involved in large international genetics initiatives that helped to create the present global genomics research infrastructure, including the first Genome-Wide Association Studies; the discovery of numerous genes responsible for rare diseases; and the development of new treatments for genetic disorders.

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