Dr. James Hicks is Research Professor of Cancer Genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,New York. He received his PhD from the University of Oregon in 1975 in the field of yeast genetics, followed by further genetics study at CornellUniversity.
He co-founded the Yeast Genetics Group at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1978. He continued his yeast work at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla from 1986 until 1990 when he became a founding scientist of Icos Corporation in Seattle. After some years in the biotechnology industry he returned to CSHL in 2003 and began his current work on copy number variation and diagnostic marker discovery