Eric Schadt, PhD
- DEAN FOR PRECISION MEDICINE
- PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Research Topics:Bioinformatics, Computational Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Genetics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders
Eric Schadt, PhD, is Dean for Precision Medicine, Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Mount Sinai Professor in Predictive Health and Computational Biology. He is also founder and CEO of Sema4, a Mount Sinai Venture
Dr. Schadt is an expert on the generation and integration of very large-scale sequence variation, molecular profiling and clinical data in disease populations for constructing molecular networks that define disease states and link molecular biology to physiology. He is known for calling for a shift in molecular biology toward a network-oriented view of living systems to complement the reductionist, single-gene approaches that currently dominate biology in order to more accurately model the complexity of biological systems. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, and contributed to a number of discoveries relating to the genetic basis of common human diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2011, he was Chief Scientific Officer at Pacific Biosciences. Previously, Dr. Schadt was Executive Scientific Director of Genetics at Rosetta Inpharmatics, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., and before Rosetta, Dr. Schadt was a Senior Research Scientist at Roche Bioscience. He received his B.A. in applied mathematics and computer science from California Polytechnic State University, his M.A. in pure mathematics from University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in bio-mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles (requiring Ph.D. candidacy in molecular biology and mathematics).
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Schadt during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Sage Bionetworks; Sema4
Scientific Advisory Board:
- 4YouAndMe; Sage Bionetworks; Sema4
Service on Board of Directors: Service in a fiduciary capacity, such as an officer or director, for the following companies:
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.