John Shon is the Director of Disease and Translational Informatics at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, where he leads an informatics group that supports and develops systems to enable the discovery and development of new medicines. He is particularly interested in systems that leverage high-dimensional genetics, genomics, pathways, and text data in the context of clinical therapeutics for personalized medicine. Dr. Shon has multidisciplinary background in clinical medicine, biomedical informatics, molecular biology, and drug discovery and development. He received his degree in medicine at Stanford, completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, and completed a masters degree and National Library of Medicine post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at Stanford. He subsequently worked in industry in several biotech and informatics consulting firms prior to joining Johnson & Johnson.