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Michael Eberle pictured on a cliffside wearing a bike helmet and sunglasses and standing next to a bicycle
Michael Eberle

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And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that PacBio (PACB) hired Michael Eberle as vice president, computational biology. Previously, he worked at Illumina (ILMN), where he most recently was a vice president and distinguished scientist.


But all work and no play can make for a dull vice president of computational biology. So in his spare time, Eberle likes to go mountain biking two to three times a week, often on the Los Penasquitos in San Diego. “It allows me, on one level, to clear my head and think about things. Also, it’s just really exciting… The trail runs along a little stream, and you can start at bottom and ride up,” he tells us. Another favorite trek is in the Cleveland National Forest. “There’s a 2,000 foot drop and overall, it runs about 15 miles. You get to go fast, which is pretty fun.”

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