Karin Remington

Germantown, MD, US
Field of Work 
Computer Science
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Business Analytics, Big Data
Arjuna Solutions
Job Title or "Student" 
Chief Technology and Science Officer
University of Kentucky
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Dr. Remington has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky, and was Householder Fellow of Scientific Computing at ORNL from 1992-1994. She joined the "Assembly Team" at Celera Genomics in 1999. This group established the scalability of the "whole-genome-shotgun" approach to genome sequencing by assembling first the fruit fly genome (Science, 2000) and then the human genome (Science, 2001). She joined the nascent J.Craig Venter Institute in 2002, and led the informatics group there through the draft-sequencing and comparative analysis of the dog genome (Science, 2003), the metagenomic analysis of the Sargasso Sea (Science, 2004), and its successor, the Global Ocean Sampling project (PLoS Biology, 2007). In 2007, Remington joined the NIH, as Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. In that role, she was chair of the NIH's Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) consortium, and co-chair of the federal government's interagency "Big Data Initiative", which was formed in 2011 and released its first major funding initiative in less than a year with a White House announcement in March 2012. She recently left NIH to become partner and Chief Technology and Science Officer of a start-up company based on proprietary technology and software for business analytics.
Writing/blogging, Computing, Reading, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
Other Interests 

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