Dr. McLean joined 23andMe in 2012, and has since focused on the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, both exome and whole genome. Prior to joining 23andMe he earned B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in computer science from MIT. He subsequently earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, where he was a Bio-X Fellow in the lab of Gill Bejerano. Dr. McLean’s graduate work examining the role of regulatory elements in mammalian evolution and development led to first author papers in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, and Genome Research. He then joined the lab of Joseph Costello as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on tumoral evolution in low-grade glioma and glioblastoma.