Omenn Lectureship

Gilbert Omenn and Atul Butte
Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn and Dr. Atul Butte

The Gilbert S. Omenn Lectureship in Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics to honor Dr. Omenn’s contributions to the establishment of CCMB and his continued leadership and vision for our department.

6th Annual Omenn Lecture
Wednsday, January 23, 2019 @ 4PM
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

Speaker: Olga Troyanskaya, Ph.D.

Olga Troyanskaya is a professor at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 2003.  In 2014 she became the deputy director of Genomics at the Center for Computational Biology at the Flatiron Institute, a part of the Simons Foundation in NYC.  She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University, has been honored as one of the top young technology innovators by the MIT Technology Review, and is a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Overton award from the International Society for Computational Biology, and the Ira Herskowitz award from the Genetic Society of America.

Previous Omenn Lectures:

Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., 
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences and Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco; Executive Director for Clinical Informatics, University of California Health Sciences and Services

"Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease" - Watch Video ArchivePhoto Gallery

George Poste, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University,Chief Scientist Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI)

"Panomics, Informatics, Economics, Ethics and Politics: The Five Forces Shaping the Evolution of Precision Medicine" - Watch Video Archive | Photo Gallery

David E. Shaw, Ph.D., Founder, D.E. Shaw Research, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia's Medical School and Chief Scientist of D. E. Shaw Research

"Simulating the Motion of Proteins and Drug Molecules: Implications for Science and Medicine"

Isaac Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology, Co-Director Center for Biomedical Informatics Harvard Medical School, Director of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

“Biomedical Informatics is the New Way of Connecting Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice” - Watch Video Archive

Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology

“A Systems Approach to Disease: Dynamics and Diagnostics” - Watch Video Archive


Gilbert S Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health