Alex Lash joined the Simons Foundation in March 2012 to lead the further development and dissemination of the foundation’s extensive scientific data assets — particularly those related to autism spectrum disorders — as well as to oversee the automation of its scientific administration infrastructure.
Lash was awarded an M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994, and completed his residency training in anatomic pathology in 1998 at the National Cancer Institute, where he was recognized by the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. From 1998 to 2003, Lash was a staff scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at NIH. From 2003 to 2012, he was a laboratory member in the computational biology program and scientific director of the bioinformatics core facility at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.