Olivier Harismendy is an engineer, scientist, and member of the faculty at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. He is an expert in human genomics applied to cancer research. In particular, his research is focused on the development of laboratory assays and bioinformatics analysis to discover new therapeutic targets and new genetic biomarkers for cancer. He works at the interface of clinical and genetic data in collaboration with physicians to develop and implement precision medicine. In his spare time, Olivier enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, sailing on the San Diego bay, scuba diving in the summer and skiing in the winter.
From a navy family, Olivier grew up in Toulon, on the French Riviera, and later studied in Paris. During this time, he was a member of choral ensembles such as boy scouts or church choirs, Grandes-Ecoles Symphony and Chorus and other community choruses. He is now a loyal member of the tenor section at the Villa Musica community chorus.