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J. Wes Ulm, MD, PhD Celebrated for Dedication to Biomedical Research and Bioinformatics

Dr. J. Wes Ulm lends years of expertise to his work with the National Center for Biotechnology Information

His work has facilitated bench-to-bedside discoveries in diverse domains, including gene therapy and drug repurposing for muscular dystrophy and COVID-19.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, February 26, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- J. Wes Ulm, MD, PhD has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An accomplished bioinformatics scientific resource analyst, biomedical data specialist, and medical researcher, Dr. Ulm applies the tools of programmatic analysis and artificial intelligence to investigational and clinical questions via his work with the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Likewise, he leverages his expertise as a medical professional to optimize the flow of information in biomedical research, genomics, and translational medicine. His work has facilitated bench-to-bedside discoveries in diverse domains, including gene therapy and drug repurposing for muscular dystrophy and COVID-19, for which he has recently published heavily cited papers.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Ulm obtained specialty and fellowship training in bioinformatics, medical genetics and genomics, and pediatrics under the auspices of several institutions including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also completed international externships at National Taiwan University Hospital and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Previously, he conducted research through multiple entities such as Harvard Medical School, MIT, Boston Children's Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Duke University, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the National Institutes of Health.

In conjunction with his work, Dr. Ulm contributes to his community by aiding charitable efforts focused on protecting the world's natural and human cultural heritage: biodiversity, animal and ecosystem conservation, and support of Ukraine and Native American and indigenous causes. He is also actively involved in worship and charity-related activities through Westminster Presbyterian, Mount Vernon Unitarian, and St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox churches. For his achievements and community support, he has been honored on numerous occasions since early youth.

Dr. Ulm grew up in Alexandria, Virginia with his brother Aaron Ulm, father Sam Ulm, mother RoseLynne Ulm Cody, and stepmother Anne Jones Ulm, and subsequently with stepfather George Cody. He is of German, Danish, English, Scots-Irish, and partial French, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Swiss ancestry. Recognized as a child prodigy, at age 11 he had published poetry and prose and earned a Young Researcher Prospect Award from the US Naval Research Lab, performing and reporting investigations on Martian atmospheric conditions under the mentorship of the pioneering Dr. George Carruthers.

In high school, Dr. Ulm was selected as a Virginia Governor's World Language Academy Honoree (Governor's School in German), state spelling champion, and National Merit Scholar while winning scholarships for his school as a two-time semifinalist on the It's Academic TV quiz show, graduating valedictorian of T.C. Williams H.S. and earning a full year of college credit through top scores on Advanced Placement examinations. He was awarded a BS in chemistry with concentration in biochemistry from Duke University in 1996, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with American Chemical Society certification, followed by a joint MD/PhD in genetics and molecular biology from Harvard Medical School and MIT, supported by an NIH Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship. While there, he became a top champion on the Jeopardy! TV quiz program, appearing on 5 shows and the Tournament of Champions. Dr. Ulm also presented his work internationally in a multilingual context; he is fluent in Spanish, German, and Mandarin Chinese and advanced conversational in French, Portuguese, Dutch, Ukrainian, Russian, and Italian, with proficiency in several programming languages including Python, SQL, R, Linux shell-scripting, and Pascal.

Of his work thus far, Dr. Ulm is particularly enthusiastic about endeavors to enhance the modeling and treatment of human diseases via AI-enhanced in silico methods. He credits his innovations to surrounding himself with individuals from diverse domains and adapting rapidly to advancements in the field. He likewise aims to inspire others with his creative pursuits in music and writing. Dr. Ulm has published a novel in the Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction genre and released a debut alternative rock EP, Tales of a Wandering Soul, along with award-winning singles and music videos, available for streaming and viewing on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, and other sources. (music-focused) (novel and creative writing)

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