Dan Koboldt is a genetics researcher who has co-authored more than 60 publications in Nature, Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. Every fall, he disappears into Missouri’s dense hardwood forests to pursue whitetail deer bow and arrow. He lives with his wife and three children in St. Louis, where the deer take their revenge by eating all of the plants in his backyard. Look for his debut novel, The Rogue Retrieval (Harper Voyager), in January 2016.
Currently, he leads the human genetics analysis group of the Genome Institute at Washington University. He and his colleagues use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to uncover the genetic basis of inherited diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. He has co-authored more than 60 publications in Nature, Human Mutation, Genome Research, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cell, and other scientific journals.
Dan also writes science fiction and fantasy. His fiction has appeared in the anthology “The Time It Happened.” You can find him on Dan Koboldt on Amazon. His non-fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Apex Magazine and Front Line Genomics. You can read more about his work and next-generation DNA sequencing at MassGenomics.