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Jeremy Willsey, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Discovery Data Science

Jeremy translates multidimensional datasets into actionable insights about the biology underlying aging and age-related diseases.


Jeremy co-leads Calico’s Discovery Data Science team, with responsibility for generating tractable biological insights through innovative and integrative analyses of large-scale multi-omics datasets. He works closely with our experimental biologists to design multidisciplinary studies and experiments, with a focus on building foundational data that can be leveraged to inform our understanding of aging and age-related diseases.

Prior to Calico, Jeremy was at the University of California, San Francisco where he was an Associate Professor, co-director and co-founder of the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative, and co-leader of several international psychiatric genetics consortia. At UCSF, Jeremy’s work focused on the identification of large effect risk genes for multiple psychiatric disorders and the subsequent translation of these findings into tangible insights about etiology and hypotheses for therapeutic interventions.

  • Postdoc in Genetics and Systems Biology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Lab of Matthew State, Yale University
  • B.S. (honors) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
  • Weill Trailblazer Award from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, 2017
  • Bold and Basic Award from the UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute, 2017
  • Carolyn Slayman Prize in Genetics / Yale University, 2014