Sean Hanlon is Associate Director of the Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where he contributes to the vision and strategic plans of the Center, provides leadership in the analysis and evaluation of emerging fields, and develops and implements new initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Hanlon serves as a CSSI/NCI representative on NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and inter-agency working groups and committees, including the trans-NCI Data Sharing working group. He also facilitates collaborations and provides strategic and scientific leadership to collaborative transdisciplinary programs, including the NIH Common Fund's 4D Nucleome program. Prior to joining CSSI, Dr. Hanlon served as Program Director within the NCI Division of Cancer Biology where her served as Director of the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON). Dr. Hanlon is a molecular biologist and genomicist by training with a focus on fundamental problems in chromatin organization, epigenetics, and transcriptional regulation.