TDCC Contact Information

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Mark Adams, Ph.D.

Professor and Deputy Director, JAX Genomic Medicine


The Technology Development Coordinating Center is led by Dr. Mark Adams, Ph.D. As one of the founding scientists at TIGR, Dr. Adams contributed extensively to the first genome sequence of a free-living organism, Haemophilus influenzae, and other microbial genomes. A co-founder of Celera Genomics, he led the DNA sequencing and genome annotation groups. He directed the Drosophila, human, and mouse genome sequencing projects, and a large-scale re-sequencing program to identify novel SNPs in humans.

From 2003-2011, Dr. Adams was Associate Professor of Genetics at Case Western Reserve University where he developed a research program in the evolution and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. He also served as Director of the Genomics Core facility.

From 2011-2016, Dr. Adams was the Scientific Director and Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute. There he directed programs that characterized genomic changes in the evolution of antibiotic resistance in hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Adams received a B.A. in Chemistry from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Brent Berwin, Ph.D.

Director, Courses and Conferences

TDCC Outreach Coordinator

Brent received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University. He joined Dartmouth in the fall of 2004 as a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and also served as Associate Director of Education for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. In the fall of 2019 he joined The Jackson Laboratory as Director of Courses & Workshops.

Dr. Berwin is the Outreach Coordinator for the GTCC, directing the activities to encourage awareness of Genome Technology Program successes and facilitate access by the scientific community.

Erin McDevitt, B.S.

Manager, Event Planning,

Courses & Conferences


TDCC Manager, Event Planning

Erin manages a portfolio of courses and workshops, develops event budgets and manages the registration efforts of Courses and Conferences. Erin brings over 20 years of experience to the Courses & Workshops team.

Erin is leading the coordination and logistics for TDCC meetings and conferences.

Qihui Zhu, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist

TDCC Programmatic Project Manager

Dr. Zhu has a Ph.D. in Genetics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and completed postdoctoral training at University of Georgia and Harvard Medical School, where she pursued projects characterizing population level genetic variation across many scales. She joined JAX in 2013 and currently serves as the project manager for the NHGRI-funded Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC), part of the 1000 Genomes Project.

Qihui serves as the programmatic project manager for the TDCC, where she participates in the Working Groups and work with the PI to facilitate interactions among grantees, assist in selection of the ERP for the Opportunity Fund, coordinate on annual meeting programming, and synthesize information related to discussions of standards.


Bri Angello, B.S.

Program Manager,

Computational Sciences


TDCC Administrative Project Manager

Brianne joined The Jackson Laboratory in 2016 as a member of the information technology project management office, managing initiatives supporting the Clinical Genomics team including support for the launch of the Maine Cancer Genomic Initiative and JAX’s Clinical Knowledge Base. She coordinated deployment of multiple cloud-based collaboration initiatives including secure use of Google Genomics Cloud Platform and transition to Webex for video and audio collaboration. Ms. Angello also serves on the board of WiSE (Woman in Science and Engineering) as VP of Internal Programming at JAX.

Bri serves as the operational project manager for the TDCC, where she focuses on organizational and administrative responsibilities of the GTCC and assist in coordinating relationships within the GTCC and between the GTCC and NHGRI grantees and Program staff. This will include working with the Outreach Team on meeting planning, supporting website development and content, and other aspects of the GTCC’s work such as scheduling meetings and maintaining minutes. She will also organize the logistics for the Opportunity Fund reviews.


Please feel free to contact the TDCC team!

We can be reached at tdcc at jax dot org.

Supported by

The Technology Development Coordinating Center is supported by NHGRI Project 1U24HG011735-01 and The Jackson Laboratory.