Who we are
We are experts across multiple scientific disciplines. We draw from experiences in genomics, computer science and data visualization, to enhance the work of others.
Alistair WardPresident, COO, Co-Founder
Alistair graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2000 with a Masters in Natural Sciences. After working for the UK government for a few years, Alistair received his PhD in Physics from Boston College. A lifelong interest in genetics spurred a move into bioinformatics, pursuing postdoctoral work in the lab of Professor Gabor Marth, where he worked on large consortium projects including the 1000 Genomes Project. After becoming a research assistant professor, Alistair became a Director of Research and Science at the University of Utah. Alistair is interested in understanding how to extract useful information from complex genomic data, and make it accessible to those without extensive computational experience. In 2005, Alistair co-founded Frameshift with Professor Gabor Marth and Dr. Chase Miller.
Chase MillerCEO, Co-Founder
After graduating with a degree in Computer Science, Chase became intrigued by the value and potential of computational tools in the biological sciences. This interest led him to pursue a Biology Ph.D. in the Marth Lab, where he designed, developed, and published some of the first web-based, big-data genomic visualization libraries. One of his most well known projects, IOBIO, has become a popular set of web applications and tools used by thousands of researchers across the globe. In addition to his computational work, Chase frequently attends genomic conferences around the world where he has given numerous talks on the importance of visualization in bioinformatics. His passion for genomics and visualization continues at Frameshift where he is diligently working to develop novel tools that allow for the analysis of complex genomic data in a way that is easier to understand, work with and share with others.
Gabor MarthCSO, Co-Founder
Gabor is the head of the Marth Lab at the University of Utah and Co-Director of the Center for Genomic Discovery. Over the past 15 years, Gabor's group has developed software packages for base calling, read mapping, variant discovery, and data visualization in high-throughput, next-generation sequencing data. His research is aimed at developing complete, automated pipelines for sequence processing, variant detection, and variant interpretation; adapt and extend tools for cancer sequence analysis, and at developing informatics technologies to support population, medical, and personal genome sequencing of very large numbers of samples. Gabor is a world renowned expert in the field of genomics and spends his time developing algorithms when he is not writing grants.
Sam LichtenbergSoftware Engineer
Sam graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in Computer Science. While there, he focused on data-driven fields such as Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Computational Genomics. He is excited to be a software engineer at Frameshift, where he can continue to build tools and visualizations that empower end-users to make the most of their data. Outside of work, he plays the guitar, writes songs, and loves all things music and literature.
Daniel GalvezSoftware Engineer
Dani graduated from Boston University in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, with a specialization in neurobiology, and Psychology. Though he was poised for medical school, his penchant for innovation and technology led him down a different path - starting an app-development company, a move that would ultimately leave him with an infatuation for computer programming. He is now thrilled to find himself as a software engineer at Frameshift, where he will be able to dovetail his two greatest passions, software and biology. He hopes to one day leverage these two passions in order to leave the world better than he found it
Jonathan KeysSoftware Engineer
Jonathan graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2017 with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. With a passion to build web applications, Jonathan joined Frameshift to build software to make a positive impact in the world. He is excited to work with new technologies and tools to better visualize, analyze, and secure genomic data. Outside of the workplace, Jonathan enjoys programming, soccer, reading, and fitness.
Brian BrennerSoftware Engineer
Brian graduated from Rice University in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a focus on Digital Signal Processing and Digital Communication. After a year spent in the defense industry, Brian realized he wanted more meaningful work and also the opportunity to do more web development. He is excited to be a member of Frameshift as a software developer where he can build novel tools to visualize genomic data. In his free time Brian enjoys playing and watching basketball and tennis, listening to music, and playing videogames.
Timothy CraigSoftware Engineer
Tim graduated from Union College in 2013 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. After working as a QA/CAD engineer, Tim transitioned into software engineering. Tim enjoys all parts of the software development process, but specializes in building user interfaces and dev ops. Tim joined Frameshift to build meaningful software and solve challenging problems. Outside of the office, Tim enjoys playing squash, golf, ice hockey and making music.