Dr. Vikas Sukhatme's primary research interests are in vascular biology and in cancer, with projects that extend from laboratory research to clinical trials. Relevant to IMBIO, he is taking an integrated view of the cancer problem and investigating some "out-of-the-box" ideas for therapy. Drs. Junichi Hanai, Barden Chan and Pankaj Seth work closely with him.
Drs. Ary Goldberger, Chung-Kang Peng and Madalena Costa focus on understanding nonlinear dynamics and fundamental mechanisms of complex systems. They have developed quantitative algorithms to probe some of the generic features of these systems and applied them to such diverse areas as heart rhythms in health and disease, forecasting drug toxicity, complexity analysis of coding and noncoding human DNA sequences, and gait stability.
Dr. Towia Libermann (as director) and Drs. Xuesong Gu, Luiz Zerbini , and Bhasin run the BIDMC Genomics Center and Cancer Proteomics Core. Their research primarily focuses on renal, prostate and ovarian cancer, utilizing state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics approaches. Additionally, they have collaborated with a wide range of scientists both locally and nationally in many other areas.
Dr. Griffin Weber is a medical bioinformatician with a background in biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. His research interests focus on ways in which biomedical informatics can improve medical education, research and patient care. Dr. Weber has established a Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC), to provide informatics services to BIDMC researchers.