BioRealm was founded in 2006 by Drs James W. Baurley and Carolyn M. Ervin while both were researchers at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Our team and our scientific advisors have made fundamental contributions to scientific research and have published extensively.

Our diverse team of experts includes biostatisticians, clinical geneticists, computational geneticists, entrepreneurs, genetic epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, machine learning researchers, computational biologists, and software engineers from all over the world. We believe that the convergence of advances in both genomics and artificial intelligence will fundamentally transform the future, and we are excited to work at the leading edge of that wave as we help our clients.

 

WE ARE BIOREALM

 
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James W. Baurley, PhD
CO-FOUNDER

James earned his doctorate in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and both his master's in biostatistics and bachelor's in computer science from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

 

Carolyn M. Ervin, PhD
CO-FOUNDER

Carolyn earned her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; her master's in public health from The University of California, Los Angeles, California; and both her master's in applied mathematics and bachelor's in mathematics from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

 

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Andrew W. Bergen, PhD
Genetic Epidemiology

Andrew earned his doctorate in genetics from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States; his master's in genetics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; and a bachelor's in biology from Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

 

Carissa I. PardameaN, MSc
Data Analysis

Carissa is a doctoral candidate in medical and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles, California. She earned her master's in biomedical sciences from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and her double bachelor’s degree in linguistics and molecular and cell biology with an emphasis in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, California. She is also a computational geneticist for Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. 

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Conor SEÁN Ryan
Software Engineering

Conor started developing software at fifteen, joined American Mensa at seventeen, and become a professional mainframe software developer and systems administrator at eighteen. He has over thirty years of software engineering, database engineering, and systems administration experience, including seventeen years in medical research with institutions such as the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. 

He studied at Excelsior College, formerly Regent's College, Albany, New York.

 

SCIENTIFIC AND STRATEGIC ADVISORS

 
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David V. Conti, PhD
Statistical Genetics

David is Professor in the Division of Biostatistics, the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, and the Norris Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. He was trained in genetic epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University and was awarded the 2001 Roger Williams award from the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES). He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

 

Chris S. McMahan, PhD
Mathematical Sciences

Chris earned his doctorate in statistics from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; his master's in mathematics from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky; and his bachelor's in mathematics from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

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Doug Levinson, JD, MBA
Business Affairs

Doug earned his doctorate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, his master's in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, California, and bachelor's degrees in English literature and biological psychology, having studied at the University of California, Berkeley, California; the University of Oxford, Oxford, England; and Stanford University, Stanford, California.

 

StephEn McGee, MS
Bioinformatics

Stephen is a doctoral candidate in biomedical data science at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. He earned his master's in bioinformatics from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, and his bachelor's in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. He is a Bioinformatics Specialist with the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at the Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, South Carolina, and is also a Research Assistant in Clemson University's Computer Science Department.

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Bens Pardamean, PhD
Asia-Pacific ReSEARCH

Bens earned his doctorate in informative research from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and both his master’s in computer education and bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Los Angeles, California.

He is the Director of Bina Nusantara University's Bioinformatics and Data Science Research Center and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.