June 18, 2006

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Expert Dr. John Quackenbush Joins SAI’s SAB

Systems Analytics, Inc. (SAI) recently announced that renowned computational biology and bioinformatics expert Dr. John Quackenbush has joined its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Quackenbush is a Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and Professor of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Quackenbush’s research focuses on methods spanning the laboratory to the laptops that are designed to use genomics and computational approaches to reveal the underlying biology. In particular, he has been studying the patterns of gene expression in cancer with the goal of elucidating the networks and pathways that are fundamental in the development and progression of the disease. He is highly recognized in the application of functional genomics techniques – including microarrays, proteomics, metabolomics, and other high-throughput approaches – and the development of computational approaches in support of these studies to develop a comprehensive view of human diseases including cancer. His goal of research is to develop software, databases, and bioinformatics techniques that will allow the development of new diagnostics and a more complete understanding of the cellular networks that are mechanistically responsible for disease.

As a SAB member, Dr. Quackenbush will provide scientific advice regarding the SAI’s product and service lines, the general direction of its research program, recruitment of personnel, and techniques used in research.

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