Ongoing Research at MIT
I lead a research lab at MIT that creates novel intersections between deep learning, engineering, and medicine to discover novel biological and clinical knowledge to diagnose and treat cancer and infectious diseases. I also have significant expertise and motivation for real-world clinical evaluations of research findings. Research in my lab builds an unified scaffolding of novel deep learning, biological and statistical reasoning methods to resolve distinct hypothesis driven research problems including, for example, how to diagnose and treat cancer disease, how to leverage causal structures in big observational data for unbiased patient centered medicine, and how infectious microbes and host cells adapt during disease – under a single theoretical and methodological framework. My research establishes a new theory and practice for computational medicine research by moving us from a static snapshot of biomedical research to a fully dynamic and living-systems wide perspective of molecular and clinical processes, and is motivated to create meaningful and equitable medical technology for improving health and managing diseases.