Garret Hampton, PhD., is currently President, Clinical Sequencing and Oncology at ThermoFisher Scientific, responsible for leading the company’s clinical next generation sequencing strategy. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Garret was Senior Vice President, Clinical Genomics, at Illumina, responsible for the development of sequencing-based solutions in oncology, reproductive health and whole genome sequencing for the diagnosis of rare disease. Before joining Illumina, Garret held a variety of leadership positions at Genentech / Roche, Celgene, and The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, focused on drug target discovery, drug development and precision medicine. Prior to moving into industry, Garret was Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSD, San Diego after a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He received his PhD from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) under Sir Walter Bodmer. He has authored over 150 peer reviewed articles and reviews, with 10,000 lifetime citations.