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Uma T. Shankavaram, Ph.D.
Biology is driven until recently by the study of individual biochemical compounds and genes. However, new technologies allow experimentalists to gather rapidly growing amounts of data at the scale of the entire cell, and a key challenge is now to integrate these data in order to progress towards a systems-level understanding of biological functions.
In this framework, my research interests center around the field of cancer bioinformatics with special focus on radiation response on gene expression, pharmacogenomics and translational medicine. My other research interests are in the development of relational databases for biomedical projects, as well as the use of data mining and machine learning techniques for bioinformatic analyses.
Following are the major topics my research projects:
- Genomic data analysis and integration
- Statistical pathway analysis
- Target gene discovery
- Bioinformatics tool development
This page was last updated on 7/13/2014.