Dr. A. Jamie Cuticchia, has over 20 years’ academic and industry experience leading groups in computational biology, genomics, high-performance computing, software engineering, and genome database construction. He has raised over $125,000,000 in research funding during his career. He has held numerous leadership positions including professorships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Cuticchia founded the Ontario Center for Genomic Computing, a Top 500 Supercomputing Center and the largest supercomputing center devoted solely to addressing issues of life sciences. He also held several full and part-time industrial positions including Director of Computational Biology for the MITRE Corporation, Director of Bioinformatics and Genomics for ChemGenics Pharmaceuticals, Director of Drug Discovery Information Technology for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Consulting Vice President of Genomic Information for Ceres Genomics, and CIO for SynX Pharmaceuticals, and scientific founder of New Chemical Entities.
He was Director of Bioinformatics for the Research Triangle Institute. While at Duke, Dr. Cuticchia held several concurrent bioinformatics positions within both clinical and translational research including Duke Bioinformatics Scholar. Dr. Cuticchia was ranked in 2001 as a Genome Technology All-Star, one of the Top 3 Bioinformaticians worldwide responsible for the success of the Human Genome Project. He has numerous publications including four books on the human genome and fifth book on microarray analysis released in 2009.
In May 2009 Dr. Cuticchia was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University (magna cum laude) where he previously served on the NCCU Law Review and was Managing Editor of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review. He formed AJC Legal Services in 2009 to practice intellectual property and help entrepreneurs in the area as well as Patent Law, specific to biotechnology. He holds the position of Associate Director, Research & Development at the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Institute in Durham, NC. His interest in litigation led to Dr. Cuticchia devoting time to criminal defense. He has litigated numerous cases. He continues to consult in the biotechnology area as well being a consultant to the film and television industry. His most recent book, Genetics: a Handbook for Lawyers, published by the ABA is a bestseller.