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Donna Slonim

Professor
Computer Science
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Donna Slonim

Professor
Computer Science
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Phone 617-627-5068
Halligan Hall, Room 107B
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
algorithms for analysis of biological networks, gene and pathway regulation in human development, algorithms for precision medicine, computational approaches to pharmacogenomics and drug discovery or repositioning
Biography: 

Donna Slonim joined Tufts University in 2005. She is now a professor in the Department of Computer Science with a secondary appointment in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the faculty of the Genetics Program in Tufts' Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

Education: 
Ph.D., Computer Science, MIT, 1996
M.S., Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1991
B.S., Computer Science, Yale University, 1990
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2005-present:

Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts School of Medicine

  • 2016-present: Professor
  • 2005-2016: Associate Professor
2005-present:

Genetics Faculty, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts School of Medicine 

2005-2016:

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2011-2012:

Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

2000-2004:

Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics, Wyeth Institute

1996-2000:

Research Scientist, Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, MIT

Research Interests: 

Donna Slonim's research focuses on developing methods for applying genomic data to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Selected Professional Activities: 
2016-present: Member, Scientific Advisory Board, The Gene Ontology
2008-present: Associate Editor, PLoS Computational Biology
2005-2013: Member and Advisor, Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-007/BIO-040: Bioinformatics
COMP-015: Data Structures
COMP-167: Introduction to Computational Biology
COMP-250-BIO: Research in Computational Biology
COMP-250-BNS: Biology Networks and Systems