July 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baum 407 A/B
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

“Big Data Integration for Precision Medicine: From Population to Single Cells”


Lana X. Garmire, PhD

Assistant Professor

Cancer Epidemiology Program

University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Dr. Lana Garmire is a tenure track faculty member in translational bioinformatics at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC).

During her time at UHCC, she has led the Translational Informatics Research Group (TIRG) and has established three major models to: (1) initiate and conduct computational and bioinformatics projects using public data and sources; (2) partner with experimental groups (such as the single cell sequencing projects at Yale University, and (3) initiate translational research projects. Current projects of the TIRG include:

 Translational informatics of cancers and immune-related diseases, such as classifying biomarkers for cancer prognosis and diagnosis

 Use of high-throughput methods (next-generation sequencing method etc.) to study non-coding RNAs, such as microRNAs and intergenic non-coding RNAs

 Integrative omics/clinic data analysis

 Development of computational methods to analyze high-throughput data from next-generation sequencing et al., and

 Systems biology modeling



Contact Person: Brooke Spencer

412-864-7861 or spencerbd@upmc.edu