Daniel Pomp is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Genetics within the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Daniel co-Founded GeneSeek in 1998, the world’s largest non-human DNA analysis company, testing ~7 million agricultural and veterinary samples per year. GeneSeek was acquired by Neogen in 2010, and subsequently Daniel helped GeneSeek expand via acquisition to South America and Australasia. Daniel currently manages his family office venture seed fund (“Hockey Stick Investments”). Daniel chairs the Board of Directors for Acceligen (a Recombinetics company), was previously on the Board of Directors for CoreBiome (acquired by Orasure in 2019), is an advisor to SOMOS Ancestria, Avalo AI, KdT Ventures (Austin), and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Locus Biosciences.
After receiving degrees in Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.S.Agr., 1983), the University of Wisconsin – Madison (M.S., 1986), NC State University (Ph.D., 1989) and Postdoctoral training at the University of California – Davis (1989-1991), Daniel joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University, followed by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he started GeneSeek, and eventually landed in Chapel Hill at UNC in 2005. Before retiring from UNC in 2018, Daniel had published close to 200 papers and book chapters primarily focusing on the genetic and genomic architecture of complex traits in animals and mouse models. Daniel is married to the Social Worker Andrea Eisen (co-founder of the Refugee Community Partnership) and they have two children, Amos (currently a student in the IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community (in partnership with the University of Washington)) and Talia (a recent graduate from the Tulane School of Architecture and currently a Neon Fabricator and artist in New Orleans). Daniel also served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Center for Entrepreneurial Development, and the Refugee Community Partnership in Chapel Hill - Carrboro.