Steven Mack, Ph.D. received his Doctorate in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1996 from the University of California at Berkeley, were he studied molecular evolution in the laboratory of the late Dr. Allan Wilson. He is currently an Assistant Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, San Francisco State University; and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mack is a nationally and internationally recognized investigator in the fields of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. He has been invited to deliver plenary lectures and teach workshops at the annual ASHI and EFI meetings, and has served as faculty in International Summer Schools. He has led many international collaborative studies. Though formally trained as a molecular biologist, his research interests pertain to molecular evolution and immunogenomics. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Human Immunology, the Journal of the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Immunogenetics. He is also a member of the International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop Council, and co-founder of the Immunogenomics Data Analysis Working Group and the Immunogenomic Next Generation Sequencing Data Consortium. He has run a research program in immunogenetics and immunogenomics over the last 18 years, and has extensive experience developing bioinformatics tools and leveraging public data resources for the analysis of highly polymorphic HLA data in population genetic and disease-association studies. He has first-hand experience with the development and application of five generations of HLA genotyping systems and related software. He has developed many in-house tools for the management and analysis of HLA genotype data, and has developed publically available software tools specific to HLA nomenclature standardization.