Past Event

Raúl Rabadán - Columbia University

November 25, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Pupin Hall Theory Center (8th Floor)

"An introduction to evolution in cancer through the lens of genomics"

Raúl Rabadán received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 2001 and went on to conduct research in that field at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland and at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton. In 2006 he joined the Systems Biology program at IAS, as a Martin A. and Helen Chooljian Member. In 2008 Raúl joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he is currently a tenured Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Systems Biology and the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the director of the Program for Mathematical Genomics at Columbia University and of the Columbia University Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity, an NCI Physics and Oncology Center. At Columbia, he leads a highly interdisciplinary lab with researchers from the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and medicine, with the common goal of solving pressing biomedical problems through quantitative computational models. Raúl’s work is mainly focused on developing tools to analyze genomic data, extracting the relevant information to understand the molecular biology, population genetics, evolution, developmental processes and epidemiology of cancer. The impact of the tools and associated discoveries have been reported in numerous publications, including Nature Biotechnology, Nature Genetics, Science and Nature Medicine.

More detail on Raúl's research and lab can be found here.