Mencoff Family Associate Professor of Translational Research, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Jeff Bailey, M.D. Ph.D. is the Mencoff Family Associate Professor of Translational Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a practicing physician in Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation at Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals. He is a core member of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology and co-director of their PhD program. He studies infectious disease genetics and genomics aiming to understand host and pathogen interactions within the context of immunity and human disease. His research is integrative combining experimental and computational approaches. The majority of his current research relates to the parasitic infection malaria—including the direct consequences of infection, parasite genome structure, tracking the spread of drug resistance, and the examination of related diseases including the cancer Burkitt lymphoma.

He has made major contributions to methods for analyzing whole genome sequencing in particular to study segmental duplication and copy number variation as well as more recent methods for high-throughput pathogen targeted sequencing to track pathogens across space and time.

Dr. Bailey obtained his B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College and his MD and PhD at Case Western University working on analyzing segmental duplications and copy number variation as part of the initial Human Genome Project with his mentor Dr. Evan Eichler. His residency was in Clinical Pathology at Case Western Reserve University and his fellowship in Transfusion Medicine through the Cleveland Citywide Fellowship hosted at the American Red Cross, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine.

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