Faculty
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Ira M. Hall, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology
The Genome Institute

Research Interests

  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics

Contact

  • 314-286-2026 (office)
  • 314-286-1810 (fax)
  • The Genome Institute
    Room 4121
    4444 Forest Park Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Hall lab

Biosketch

Education
1994-1998 BA with Honors, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2000-2003 PhD, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Academic Positions & Employment
1997-1998 Laboratory Assistant, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1999-2000 Research Technician, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2004-2007 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
2008-2014 Faculty Member, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2008-2014 Member, University of Virginia Cancer Center
2013-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2014-present Associate Director, The Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2015-present Faculty Member, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
University Committees
2010-2014 Dean's Working Group on Enabling Technologies
2010-2014 Biomedical Research Facilities Advisory Committee
2010-2014 Organizer, Departmental Retreat
2010-2014 Science and Engineering Research Council (advisory board to the Vice President of Research)
2012 Departmental Faculty Search Committee
2013 Organizer, UVA Big Data Summit II
2015-present DBBS Admissions Committee
2015-present Human and Statistical Genetics (HSG) Steering Committee
2016-present Genetics Division Director Search Committee (Department of Pediatrics)
2016-present Institute for Informatics Steering Committee
2016-present Variant Interpretation Symposium Organizing Committee
2017-present ICTS Translational Genomics Leadership Group
2017-present ICTS Operations Committee
Honors & Awards
2002 Two publications named "Breakthrough of the Year" by Science magazine (out of 4 total)
2003 Awarded the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (declined)
2003 Newcomb-Cleveland Prize (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
2006 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences
2007 Publication named "Breakthrough of the Year" by Science magazine (out of 21 total)
2008 Nominated for the Keck Distinguished Young Scholar Award
2009 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
2009 Nominated for the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
2010 March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
2014 Publication named a "Top 10 discovery of 2013" by NIMH director Tom Insel (#4)
Editorial Boards
2009-2014 Member, Editorial Board of Genome Research
2011-present Member, Editorial Board of Genes, Genomes & Genetics (G3)
Grant Reviews & Study Section Service
2011 Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand
2012 The Wellcome Trust
2012 Netherlands Open Programme
2012 NIH Study Section: Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology (GCAT)
2013 The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
2013 European Research Council
2013 Netherlands Open Programme
2014 NIH/NIMH Special Emphasis Panel: "Unveiling the Genome: Genetic Architecture of Severe Mental Disorders Revealed"
2014 NIH Study Section: Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology (GCAT)
2014 NIH/NIMH Special Emphasis Panel: "Brain Somatic Mosaicism in Psychiatric Disorders"
2015 Reviewer for the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute quinquennial review by the Wellcome Trust: Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation Programme
2015 The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
2015 NIH Study Section: Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology (GCAT)
2015 NIH/NHGRI Special Emphasis Panel: Centers for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS)
2015 Invited to join the NIH GCAT study section as standing member (declined)
2016 NIH Study Section: Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology (GCAT)
2016-present Standing Member, GNOM-G Study Section (NIH/NHGRI)