Adding bioinformatics expertise
Two experts who work at the intersection of biology and informatics are joining the faculty of the Geisel School of Medicine. Amar Das, M.D., Ph.D., comes to Geisel from Stanford, where he developed computer technology to help clinical researchers access, manage, analyze, and visualize health-care data. Das, who was an assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry at Stanford, also helped develop a web-based visualization tool that presents patient data as a timeline; researchers can use the tool to study how specific cohorts of patients respond to treatments.
A conversation with Das
Amar Das discusses his research
Christopher Amos, Ph.D., comes to Geisel from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he was a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology and of epidemiology. Over the course of his career, he has studied genetic causes of prostate, head and neck, lung, and colon cancers, as well as Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, which increases the risk of polyps and multiple cancers.
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