Eric Scheeff Ph.D.

Eric, Isaac’s father, is a scientist and software professional with more than 20 years of experience spanning molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genomics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and performed original research at UCSD and the Salk Institute. He has authored numerous research articles, many of which are highly cited in their fields, as well as several book chapters.

Eric pairs this rich scientific research background with substantial experience in the business world, including roles in product development, sales, and marketing. He has focused his career on delivering software solutions to researchers that help enable them to make the next round of scientific discoveries. He is currently the global Product Manager for Biological Interpretation at Illumina, the world’s leading genomics company. There he helps guide the development of Illumina’s software solutions for downstream interpretation of genomic data.

Eric happened to sit next to Darrick at the Kleefstra Syndrome family conference hosted by Kid’s IQ Project, and they hit it off immediately and exchanged phone numbers. Some months later Eric received a message from Darrick about the concept of IDefine. His simple reply was, “Sounds great. I’d like to get involved.” He is delighted that he can leverage his background to help this remarkable team develop a vigorous research program focused on finding new life-changing treatments.