Dan Handley

Dan Handley

Dan Handley

M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Program Director

Phone: (562) 947-8755 Ext. 533

Email: danielhandley@scuhs.edu

Center for Translational and Genomic Research Institute


Dr. Handley serves as professor, Director of the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute (CTGRI), and Director of the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics degree program at SCU. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Predictive Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) where he is chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee. Previously, he served as the Chief Scientific Officer of CTGRI in Florida and held a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Life-SEQ, LLC, a clinical genomic sequencing consulting company, as Chief Scientific Officer for Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions, Inc., as a senior researcher at the Procter & Gamble Co., a senior administrator and laboratory manager at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and as a founding technology innovator for the National Genetics Institute in Los Angeles, California. He holds a B.A. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, and did his post-doctoral training at Magee-Womens Research Institute in advanced genomic technologies applied to fetal and maternal health.

Selected Publications

  • Zhang Y*, Handley D*, Kaplan T, Yu H, Bais AS, Richards T, Pandit KV, Zeng Q, Benos PV, Friedman N, Eickelberg O, Kaminski N. High throughput determination of TGFβ1/SMAD3 targets in A549 lung epithelial cells. PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e20319. Epub 2011 May 20. (*Co-first authors).
  • Handley D, Peters D, Noninvasive prenatal chromosomal aneuploidy detection using plasma cell- free nucleic acid, Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010 5:5, 581-590.
  • Chu T, Handley D, Bunce K, Surti U, Hogge WA, et al. 2011 Structural and Regulatory Characterization of the Placental Epigenome at Its Maternal Interface. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14723. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014723.
  • Handley D, Serban N, Peters D, Glymour C, Concerns About Unreliable Data from Spotted cDNA Microarrays Due to Cross-Hybridization and Sequence Errors, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2004, Vol. 3: No. 1.
  • Handley D, Serban N, Peters D, O’Doherty R, Field M, Wasserman L, Scheines R, Spirtes P, Glymour C. Evidence of Systematic Expressed Sequence Tag IMAGE Clone Cross-Hybridization on cDNA Microarrays, Genomics 2004 83(6): 1169-75.

Selected Presentations

  • Lee Memorial Cancer Foundation 2016
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium 2016
  • Bergen Integrative Behavioral Health Symposium 2015
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 2015
  • Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) 2014

Current Activities

  • Pharmacogenomics Research Network
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