Biomedical Informatics Faculty

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Christopher Benner

Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

cbenner@ucsd.edu

(858) 534-9449

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Robert El-Kareh

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

  • Decision Support Systems

Research Focus: Biomedical Informatics

relkareh@ucsd.edu

(858) 822-7776

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Charles Elkan

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Artificial Intelligence

celkan@ucsd.edu

(858) 534-8897

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Emma Farley

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: High-throughput functional assays in developing embryos to decipher how genomes instruct development

efarley@ucsd.edu

(858) 246-2559

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Yoav Freund

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics

Research Focus: Machine learning, computational statistics

yfreund@ucsd.edu

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Rodney Gabriel

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Medicine

  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine

Research Focus: Perioperative outcomes, pharmacogenomics, machine learning, predictive modeling, regional anesthesia, acute pain.

ragabriel@ucsd.edu

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Christopher Glass

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Enhancer Selection and Functions, Macrophage Subtypes, Genetic Variation, Enhancer Transcription

ckg@ucsd.edu

(858) 534-6011

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Olivier Harismendy

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: My laboratory develops genome-wide assays and analysis for personalized cancer care. Particular focus includes genetics of cancer susceptibility and drug response, secure computing and data sharing.

oharismendy@ucsd.edu

858-246-0248

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Michael Hogarth

Assoc Physician Dipl, School of Medicine

  • Data Models and Knowledge Representation
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Development of next generation public health information systems, terminology/ontology infrastructure in biomedical informatics, and developing systems that support clinical research at the point of care.

mihogarth@ucsd.edu

(916) 817-9951

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Albert Hsiao

Assistant Professor in Residence, Radiology

  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Cardiac and vascular imaging

a3hsiao@ucsd.edu

(858) 657-6650

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Chun-Nan Hsu

Associate Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics

  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Data Models and Knowledge Representation
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Information extraction from biomedical literature and clinical notes by machine learning

chunnan@ucsd.edu

(858) 822-2690

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Lilia Iakoucheva

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Autism, genetics, gene expression, protein interactions, systems biology, networks, psychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing

lilyak@ucsd.edu

(858) 822-1878

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Jejo Koola

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Medicine

  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Practicing internist in the field of hospital medicine and clinical informatics. Research focus is on using informatics tools (including predictive analytics, natural language processing, and information visualization) to improve the care of multi-morbid hospital patients.

jkoola@ucsd.edu

(858) 246-2563

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Fima Macheret

Physician, School of Medicine

  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

fmacheret@ucsd.edu

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Lucila Ohno-Machado

Professor, Biomedical Informatics

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics

Research Focus: Biomedical Informatics, predictive modeling, biomedical data analytics

machado@ucsd.edu

(858) 822-4931

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Dorothy Sears

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Mechanisms and biomarkers of nsulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, PPARgamma, inflammation

dsears@ucsd.edu

(858) 534-8898

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Gene Yeo

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: We develop computational, molecular, biochemical and cellular approaches to understanding and treating human diseases such as neurodegeneration and autism.

geneyeo@ucsd.edu

(858) 534-9321

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