Gilbert S. Omenn, MD

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

100 Washtenaw Avenue
2017B Palmer Commons
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218


Administrative Contact

Jane Wiesner ([email protected])

Areas of Interest

Dr. Omenn's research focuses on proteo-genomics of cancers and proteomics informatics. He long chaired and remains active in the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) global Human Proteome Project ( There are datasets for application of analytical tools, and there are research teams eager to engage in collaborative studies in the Chromosome-centric HPP and Biology and Disease-driven HPP initiatives. He is a co-founder of the Consortium for Clinical Characterization of Covid-19 using Electronic Health Records (4CE) organized by the i2b2tranSMART Foundation and Harvard colleagues. He has long-standing interests in mechanisms of genetic predispositions to risks from environmental and occupational exposures (eco-genetics) and science-based risk analyses.

Dr. Omenn served as U of M Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997-2002. He has been director of the UM-wide Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics since 2005. He is a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Association of American Physicians. He serves on the boards of the Hastings Center for Bioethics, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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