Bert Gold, PhD, FACMGG, CGMB

Location San Francisco Bay Area

Consultant @ Gold Standard Genetics

Former Work:
Laboratory Director@BillionToOne.com
Research Manager @ Quest Diagnostics
Clinical Scientist @ Quest Diagnostics
Staff Scientist @ National Cancer Institute
Sr. Molecular Lab Director @ Natera

Fellowship @ UCSF
Fellowship @ Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., Biology @ Tufts
A.B., Biology @ Washington U. in St. Louis


After nearly 40 years in genetics, I’m writing about my experiences and adventures. I hope that these stories help you understand and delight in all that we’ve learned about the genetics of who we are, how we came to be and where we are going. If anything I’ve written interests you, feel free to drop me a line.


The FDA Precision Pathogen Detection Challenge

Sometime during January this year, I was surfing the internet and came upon a microbial identification challenge that was sponsored by the US FDA. The challenge was about to get underway, and reminded me of a project I’d started with the Army’s Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) and the National Cancer Institute …