Meet The Seven Bridges Team

With backgrounds in mathematics, genomics, computational biology, engineering, management, and beyond, our talented team is passionate about building fresh solutions to the most challenging problems in genomics and personalized medicine.

Heng Li, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Broad Institute

Heng Li is a research scientist at the Broad Institute, working with David Reich and David Altshuler to understand the genetic causes of disease. He is currently focusing on the analysis of new sequencing data, population genetics and phylogenetics and is the principal developer of several bioinformatics projects, including SAMtools, BWA, MAQ, TreeSoft and TreeFam. Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Dr. Li was a postdoctoral fellow of Richard Durbin at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and was also previously involved as a Group Leader in several projects at Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Chinese Academy of Sciences.