Phil Stephens, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Stephens joined Foundation Medicine in March 2011, bringing more than a decade of experience in cancer genomics to the company. Dr. Stephens is a world-renowned expert in next-generation sequencing and cancer genome analysis and has authored numerous publications in Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Cell and other high-profile journals.

Prior to joining Foundation Medicine, Dr. Stephens held various senior research positions during his 11-year tenure with the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute under the direction of Professor Michael Stratton. During this time, Dr. Stephens was a member of the team that sequenced the first two comprehensive melanoma and lung cancer genomes, and was co-lead author in the discovery of BRAF in melanoma and ERBB2 in lung cancer.

Dr. Stephens received a PhD from Oxford University.