Harold "Skip" Garner, PhD
Skip received his BS in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Missouri - Rolla in 1976. Skip received a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1982. He also holds an honorary professional engineering degree.
Skip worked for 12 years at General Atomics in La Jolla, California, where he conducted experimental and theoretical research for the Department of Energy at international fusion research facilities. In the last 6 years at General Atomics, he was a founding member of “The Institute”, an internal think tank, where he developed artificial intelligence/expert systems, new particle accelerators, high temperature superconductors, stealth/defense technologies and biology software and instrumentation.
From 1994 to 2009, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Skip held the P. O’B. Montgomery, M.D., Distinguished Chair, was a Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine and a founding member of the Division of Translational Research (DTR).
In 2009, Skip moved to Virginia Tech, where he is currently the Executive Director, office of Medical Informatics, Translation, Training and Ethics (MITTE) and a professor of biological science, computer science and medicine.
In 2016, Skip also became a Professor of Biomedicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and Executive Director, Primary Care Research Network and the Center for Bioinformatics and Genetics.
He sits on numerous corporate advisory boards and advises for numerous governmental agencies. He is also the founder of several companies - Helix, BioAutomation, Light Biology (sold to Nimblegen, acquired by Roche), Genomeon, Heliotext, Quanta Lingua and Comperity.
Skip has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 10 books/book chapters and has over 30 issued and pending patents, US and International.
|1976||University of Missouri, Rolla||BS (Nuclear Engineering)|
|1978||University of Wisconsin, Madison||MS (Nuclear Engineering)|
|1982||University of Wisconsin, Madison||PhD (Plasma Physics)|
|1994||University of Missouri, Rolla||PE (Nuclear Engineering, honorary)|
Awards and Honors
- Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
- Charter member of the Academy of the School of Mines and Metallurgy and Order of the Golden Shillelagh, University of Missouri - Rolla
- Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year, UT Southwestern Medical Center 2008
- Fellow of the Virginia Tech Honors Residence College
Current Professional Organizations
- AAAS, AACR, VaBio