A significant portion of this funding relates to studies in transplant genomics from a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Daniel Salomon. Throughout his career, Dr. Abecassis has served on numerous policy-making national committees, which include regulatory and financial issues related to transplantation and more recently to healthcare delivery and payment reform. He has published more than 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and more than 20 book chapters. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several influential trade journals and is a Past President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Dr. Abecassis received his undergraduate and medical degrees, followed by training in General Surgery, a Master’s degree in virology and a fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, at the University of Toronto. He also completed a fellowship in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and further research training in Immunology at the University of Iowa. He received an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern in 2000. Dr. Abecassis is a Founder and Director of Transplant Genomics Inc.