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Francisco M. De La Vega
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Data Science
BioFrancisco De La Vega is a distinguished geneticist and computational biologist, and an experienced technical executive, widely recognized for his expertise in clinical and population genomics, and bioinformatics. Currently serving as the Vice President of Hereditary Disease at Tempus Labs, Francisco is spearheading the development of comprehensive germline genetic tests and conducting innovative research into racial disparities in cancer leveraging Tempus’ multimodal Real-World Data. His work focuses on uncovering the connections between genetic ancestry and cancer genome mutational profiles that may help explain the differences in cancer incidence and outcomes across races and ethnicities. In addition to his role at Tempus Labs, Francisco is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University School of Medicine and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Computational Biology, serving from 2022 to 2025.
Francisco teaches BIODS-235: "Best practices for developing data science software for clinical and healthcare applications" every Winter quarter.