Rafael Irizarry Wins 2017 Ben Franklin Award

We are extremely proud to announce that Rafael Irizarry has been chosen as the laureate of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Life Sciences!

Dr. Irizarry will receive the award and present the laureate seminar at the 2017 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston next month. 

In the words of his nominators, Rafael has dedicated his career to developing methods and open source software for helping researchers genomics data. As a biostatistician, he has made fundamental advances in the science of analyzing large, noisy and biased genomics datasets. His contributions are particularly crucial in an era where archives are filling with tens of thousands of large open datasets; to re-use and combine these in any effective way requires a careful approach that considers technical confounders, batch effects, and other issues. 

Congratulations Rafa!