Mike Pazin

ENCODE Program Officer Mike Pazin will shed light on how collaboration can help unlock more DNA secrets. 

Michael J. Pazin, Ph.D., joined the Extramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in 2011. Mike is part of the NHGRI team overseeing the ENCODE project, generating an encyclopedia of DNA elements from the human genome. He also manages a portfolio of grants in functional genomics.

Prior to joining NHGRI, Dr. Pazin was a principal investigator conducting research on the role of chromatin remodeling in gene regulation, at the National Institute on Aging, and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received his B.S. in chemistry from MIT, his Ph.D. in cell biology from University of California, San Francisco, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego.