Dr. Joseph Vockley serves as President and Executive Director of CASIS. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic leadership of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Vockley built and led multi-disciplined scientific and bioinformatic research teams in the public and biotechnology sectors and in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
During his career, Dr. Vockley served as the director of The Cancer Genome Atlas project office at the National Cancer Institute, a member of the senior leadership team of the APOLLO project of the Cancer Moonshot Program at Walter Reed Medical Center, and the Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. In addition to the management of large-scale scientific projects, Dr. Vockley’s expertise includes genomics, precision medicine, bioinformatics, biobanking, molecular diagnostics, cancer research, and metabolic genetics. He is inventor on numerous patents for genes and gene signatures, bioinformatics tools and methods for the analysis of large-scale data.
Dr. Vockley earned his B.S. in microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Delaware. His postdoctoral fellowship and clinical genetics residency were at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedar Sinai Medical Center.