Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
At Johns Hopkins, Robert Lessick is the Program Director and a senior lecturer for the MS in Bioinformatics, MS in Individualized Genomics and Health, and Post-Master’s Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics.
Lessick was first exposed to Johns Hopkins University at the age of nine, as a part of Julian Stanley’s Study for Mathematically Precocious Youth. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then spent a year at Harvard University studying the developmental genetics of roundworms.
Lessick was an editor and database manager for the Microbiology division at Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. He began teaching at Johns Hopkins in 2001 and now teaches several core courses for the biotechnology and bioinformatics graduate degrees, but primarily focuses on Introduction to Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Tools for Genome Analysis. Lessick also oversees the Biotechnology Thesis for Advanced Academic Programs.
Lessick earned PhD in biology from Johns Hopkins University, focusing on protein stability in hyperthemophilic organisms.