Olivier Couronne is the executive director at the Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center and director of the Genomics and High Throughput Screening Shared Resource at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Genomics and High Throughput Screening Shared Resource develops novel experimental techniques and computational methodologies to enable innovative applications of high-throughput sequencing in biomedical cancer research, such as single cell transcriptome sequencing, pooled library amplification for transcriptome expression, and network-based integration of multi-scale genomic and transcriptomic data.
Dr. Couronne’s background includes extensive experience in both genomics and entrepreneurship. After completing his PhD in information technology and theoretical chemistry at the Ecole Normale Superieure, University of Paris, he pursued postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2001 he became a computational genomic researcher in the lab of Eddy Rubin at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in Berkeley. While there, he led and completed the comparative analyses necessary to sequence three complete chromosomes in the context of the Human Genome Project, and was an author of 15 scientific publications. He later completed the Columbia Business School MBA program in Health Care and Entrepreneurship, and then founded his own company in cancer genomics.
- Director of Genomics and High-Throughput Screening Shared Resource
- Executive Director at the Sulzberger Columba Genome Center
Couronne O, Poliakov A, Bray N, Ishkhanov T, Ryaboy D, Rubin EM, Pachter L, Dubchak I (2003). Strategies and tools for whole-genome alignments. Genome Res, 13(1), 73-80. PMCID: PMC430965
Schmutz J, Martin J, Terry A, Couronne O, Grimwood J, Lowry S, Gordon LA, Scott D, Xie G, Huang W, Hellsten U, Tran-Gyamfi M, She X, Prabhakar S, Aerts A, Altherr M, Bajorek E, Black S, Branscomb E, Caoile C, Challacombe JF, Chan YM, Denys M, Detter JC, Escobar J, Flowers D, Fotopulos D, Glavina T, Gomez M, Gonzales E, Goodstein D, Grigoriev I, Groza M, Hammon N, Hawkins T, Haydu L, Israni S, Jett J, Kadner K, Kimball H, Kobayashi A, Lopez F, Lou Y, Martinez D, Medina C, Morgan J, Nandkeshwar R, Noonan JP, Pitluck S, Pollard M, Predki P, Priest J, Ramirez L, Retterer J, Rodriguez A, Rogers S, Salamov A, Salazar A, Thayer N, Tice H, Tsai M, Ustaszewska A, Vo N, Wheeler J, Wu K, Yang J, Dickson M, Cheng JF, Eichler EE, Olsen A, Pennacchio LA, Rokhsar DS, Richardson P, Lucas SM, Myers RM, Rubin EM. The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 5. Nature. 2004 Sep 16;431(7006):268-74.
Martin J, Han C, Gordon LA, Terry A, Prabhakar S, She X, Xie G, Hellsten U, Chan YM, Altherr M, Couronne O, Aerts A, Bajorek E, Black S, Blumer H, Branscomb E, Brown NC, Bruno WJ, Buckingham JM, Callen DF, Campbell CS, Campbell ML, Campbell EW, Caoile C, Challacombe JF, Chasteen LA, Chertkov O, Chi HC, Christensen M, Clark LM, Cohn JD, Denys M, Detter JC, Dickson M, Dimitrijevic-Bussod M, Escobar J, Fawcett JJ, Flowers D, Fotopulos D, Glavina T, Gomez M, Gonzales E, Goodstein D, Goodwin LA, Grady DL, Grigoriev I, Groza M, Hammon N, Hawkins T, Haydu L, Hildebrand CE, Huang W, Israni S, Jett J, Jewett PB, Kadner K, Kimball H, Kobayashi A, Krawczyk MC, Leyba T, Longmire JL, Lopez F, Lou Y, Lowry S, Ludeman T, Manohar CF, Mark GA, McMurray KL, Meincke LJ, Morgan J, Moyzis RK, Mundt MO, Munk AC, Nandkeshwar RD, Pitluck S, Pollard M, Predki P, Parson-Quintana B, Ramirez L, Rash S, Retterer J, Ricke DO, Robinson DL, Rodriguez A, Salamov A, Saunders EH, Scott D, Shough T, Stallings RL, Stalvey M, Sutherland RD, Tapia R, Tesmer JG, Thayer N, Thompson LS, Tice H, Torney DC, Tran-Gyamfi M, Tsai M, Ulanovsky LE, Ustaszewska A, Vo N, White PS, Williams AL, Wills PL, Wu JR, Wu K, Yang J, Dejong P, Bruce D, Doggett NA, Deaven L, Schmutz J, Grimwood J, Richardson P, Rokhsar DS, Eichler EE, Gilna P, Lucas SM, Myers RM, Rubin EM, Pennacchio LA. The sequence and analysis of duplication-rich human chromosome 16. Nature. 2004 Dec 23;432(7020):988-94.
Ahituv N, Prabhakar S, Poulin F, Rubin EM, Couronne O. Mapping cis-regulatory domains in the human genome using multi-species conservation of synteny. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Oct 15;14(20):3057-63.
Pennacchio LA, Ahituv N, Moses AM, Prabhakar S, Nobrega MA, Shoukry M, Minovitsky S, Dubchak I, Holt A, Lewis KD, Plajzer-Frick I, Akiyama J, De Val S, Afzal V, Black BL, Couronne O, Eisen MB, Visel A, Rubin EM. In vivo enhancer analysis of human conserved non-coding sequences. Nature. 2006 Nov 23;444(7118):499-502.
Prabhakar S, Poulin F, Shoukry M, Afzal V, Rubin EM, Couronne O, Pennacchio LA. Close sequence comparisons are sufficient to identify human cis-regulatory elements. Genome Res. 2006 Jul;16(7):855-63.