Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD

Stanford University
Data Visualization, Sharing and Education

Dr. Altman directs the PENTACON Data Visualization, Sharing and Education Core and is a member of the Steering Committee. He is a Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine & Computer Science. He specializes in bioinformatics--the storage, indexing, retrieval and analysis of biomedical data, particularly in the area of genomics, pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. He is the PI of the Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase (PharmGKB), and his research expertise is in using data mining methods to uncover new knowledge, particularly related to drugs, genes, diseases and their relationships. He also is PI of a roadmap initiative on physics-based simulation of biological structure which may be useful for understanding structure-function relationships for drugs and their targets.

Lab members: Yong Li, Tianyun Liu