John Shon

MD, MS, VP of Bioinformatics and Data Sciences


John Shon is VP of Bioinformatics and Data Sciences at Illumina.  In this role he leads a global team of bioinformatics scientists in developing NGS algorithms and methods for Illumina instruments and assays.  He also leads bioinformatics for clinical interpretation and translational informatics software with a focus in oncology and rare disease.  Prior to Illumina, Dr. Shon worked for over a decade in pharma, most recently as VP of Informatics, Research IT and External Innovation at Janssen Pharmaceuticals where he supported R&D and Janssen Diagnostics teams. At Roche, Dr. Shon led informatics groups in translational research for target discovery, drug safety and personalized healthcare.

John earned his AB in Biochemistry from Harvard and an MD from Stanford. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and an MS and NLM postdoc in Medical Information Sciences at Stanford.

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