Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York
PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
MS, Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
BS, Computational Mathematics, Arizona State University
BS, Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology, Arizona State University
How do I describe my work to those outside the field
We use a combination of computer science and statistical tools to study medicine, or to make it a bit more specific, to study the actions of drugs.
Years of experience
Eight, since I started in Informatics.
Informatics, especially biomedical informatics, is perfect for me, because it combines all of my loves. My love and fascination with molecular biology and how life works; the hobby that I’ve constantly had my entire life, which is in computer programming and thinking about logic and puzzles, and also my passion for mathematics and statistical modeling. Biomedical informatics just ties all these things together perfectly. I get to perform the type of research I want to perform, doing the type of work I want to do. It’s a perfect fit.
What are your ambitions? At the end of your career, what do you hope to have accomplished?
I don’t believe that anyone should suffer from their medications. At the end of my career, I hope to have used data to eliminate the adverse effects of therapy.
Who or what are your “key sources” in the informatics field?
I’m a perennial fixture at the AMIA Translational Summits. That is my go-to to see what’s the latest in the field and talk with those who are at the cutting edge.
Articles that spotlight my research interest …
- An Integrative Data Science Pipeline to Identify Novel Drug Interactions that Prolong the QT Interval. Drug Safety, February 2016
Tal Lorberbaum, Kevin J. Sampson, Raymond L. Woosley, Robert S. Kass, Nicholas P. Tatonetti
- Birth Month Affects Lifetime Disease Risk: A Phenome-Wide Method. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, June 2015
Mary Regina Boland, Zachary Shahn, David Madigan, George Hripcsak, Nicholas P Tatonetti
- Connectivity Homology Enables Inter-Species Network Models of Synthetic Lethality. PLOS Computational Biology, October 2015
Alexandra Jacunski, Scott Dixon, Nicholas P Tatonetti
- VenomKB, a new knowledge base for facilitating the validation of putative venom therapies. Scientific Data, November 2015
Joseph D Romano, Nicholas P Tatonetti
Hobbies/Interests outside AMIA
Snowboarding and finding new music.
AMIA is important to me because
It’s important to me because it gives me a deep network of colleagues to collaborate with, to learn from, to work together to change medicine.
I am involved with AMIA
I am one of the track chairs at this year’s Translational Summits.
It may surprise people to know
I am a national champion horseback rider. I’ve been riding my whole life.