Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology
Raul Rabadan is an associate professor in the Department of Systems Biology and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He leads an interdisciplinary team that develops and implements mathematical and computational tools to extract biologically and clinically relevant information from large data sets, with interests in infectious diseases and cancer. The Rabadan Lab is developing tools to analyze genomic data to improve understanding of the molecular biology, population genetics, evolution, and epidemiology of viruses, particularly influenza viruses. He is also using next-generation sequencing technologies to identify somatic mutations that contribute to the development of cancerous tumors. Studies to date have focused on liquid tumors including B-cell lymphomas and lymphoblastic leukemias.
Dr. Rabadan is also co-principal investigator for the Columbia University Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity.