Sam Payne

March 8, 2022

Sam Payne is a bioinformatics professor at BYU, with a focus on cancer, proteomics and genomics. He is PI of a cancer data analysis center through the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with NYU and Washington University (WUSTL). Prior work in algorithms for proteomics and genomics has been funded by the Department of Energy (Early Career Investigator) and the National Science Foundation.

Before joining BYU, Dr. Payne was an Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an Assistant Professor of Informatics at the J. Craig Venter Institute. Dr. Payne received a B.S. of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from UC, San Diego working with Dr. Vineet Bafna.