Aris Floratos

Aris Floratos


Executive Research Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics


Department of Systems Biology
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics


(212) 851-5139

Aris Floratos is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and executive research director at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. His lab develops collaborative bioinformatics software to support the analysis and visualization of genomic data from a wide range of domains (gene expression, sequence, protein structure, and systems biology). This software leverages standards-based middleware technologies to provide seamless access to remote data, annotation, and computational servers, enabling researchers with limited local resources to benefit from public infrastructure. The Floratos Lab is also developing innovative, systems biology-driven methodologies that offer improved power to detect the contribution of low-risk genetic factors to drug-induced serious adverse events (SAEs). In collaboration with an international network of investigators, the lab is leading the analysis of genome-wide genotyping and exome sequencing data for drug-induced disorders including serious skin rash, liver injury, cardiac arrhythmias, and osteonecrosis of the jaw. Finally, the Floratos Lab has developed motif discovery algorithms that have been used to study the underlying evolutionary architecture of genomic sequences.

More News


Columbia Awarded NCI Center for Cancer Systems Biology
The Center for Cancer Systems Therapeutics (CaST) is developing a framework that can account for the dynamic nature of cancer and use this knowledge to disrupt the programs that maintain tumor survival.
Columbia Researchers Will Use Master Regulators to Reclassify Cancer Subtypes
The project aims to provide a catalog of pan-cancer subtypes that could identify biomarkers and therapeutic targets for specific kinds of tumors, and guide the next generation of precision medicine.
MAGNet Releases Web Browser-Enabled Version of geWorkbench Bioinformatics Software Platform
An upgrade of MAGNet's software platform makes it easier to access an integrated collection of computational tools for research in structural and systems biology.
C2B2 Receives Technical Achievements Awards
Members of the C2B2 software development team were recognized with awards for their technical achievements and work in defining standards for the execution of bioinformatics workflows on caGrid.
geWorkbench Wins Award
MAGNet's bioinformatics platform was recognized with an excellence award during the 2007 annual meeting of the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) initiative.