Andrey Sivachenko, PhD

Senior Scientist II, Head of Bioinformatics, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Lab
Dr. Andrey Sivachenko was trained in theoretical physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and then did his PhD work at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. After a postdoctoral research appointment at the department of physics at the University of Utah, he took an industry job in 2001 as a computational biologist. Sivachenko has been working ever since in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology, applying statistical analysis methods to biological data and developing algorithms and software. He has been doing his research both in the private sector and in academic settings (Broad Institute) and had a chance (and luck) to work on a diverse set of problems and projects involving basic research and drug discovery. Sivachenko is currently a co-leader of Next Generation Sequencing group and head of bioinformatics for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Laboratory.


  • PhD Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel