Ernest Turro

Chief Scientific Partner

About Ernest Turro

Dr Ernest Turro is a biostatistician with 15 years of experience in genetics, molecular diagnostics and genomics research. Ernest has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, with published work as a senior author in Nature, Science, Blood and the American Journal of Human Genetics, among others.

Ernest is an Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge, where he worked between 2011 and 2020. His research focuses primarily on the development and application of statistical methods for interpreting genomic and phenotypic data, with a focus on understanding the causes of rare diseases.

Ernest was the lead statistician of the National Institute for Health Research-funded precursor to the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project. During that time, he also supervised the computational aspects of a high-throughput platform for diagnosing bleeding, thrombotic and platelet disorders. Previously, he developed several influential methods for analysing RNA sequencing data, and he has collaborated with various research groups on their application in diverse fields of biology.

He holds a PhD in Biostatistics and an MSc in Computing Science, both from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Economics & Politics from the University of Bristol.