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Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD   Download vCard
Associate Professor of Genetics and of Medicine (Medical Informatics, General Internal Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and Stanford Health Policy Associate

MED/Medical Informatics
251 Campus Drive, MSOB X-215
Stanford, California 94305-5479

Russ.Altman@stanford.edu
(650) 725-3394 (voice)
(650) 725-7944 (fax)


Research Interests
bioinformatics; analysis of protein and RNA structure and function; development of probabilistic algorithms for the determination of protein structure from sparse and uncertain experimental data


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I am interested in the application of computational technologies to problems in molecular biology of relevance to medicine. In particular, my laboratory focuses on three areas. First, we are interested in building structured information repositories to support biological research. Our first effort was the RiboWEB resource for supporting studies of the bacterial ribosome. Our latest effort is in the creation of a comprehensive pharmacogenomics knowledge base that provides access to information relating genotype to phenotype (in particular, how variation in genetics leads to variation in response to drugs). Second, we are interested in the elucidation and analysis of three dimensional structures. We have projects for computing 3D molecular structures from sparse and noisy data, and for analyzing these structures to recognize and annotate active sites. We are interested in physics-based simulation of biological structures. Third, we are interested in computational methods for analyzing functional genomics information. We are focusing on the use of natural language processing techniques for extracting and summarizing information, and in the development of novel methods for analyzing microarray expression data. We are applying these technologies to the study of functional genomics.

Stanford Departments
Medicine; Computer Science




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Professors share 'Visions of Tomorrow'
Other speakers included bioengineering department chair Russ Altman, history professor Londa Schiebinger, English department chair Jennifer Summit, classics professor Ian Morris and communication professor Clifford Nass. The event was funded by an ASSU ...
May 19, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Stanford's Simbios Program to Tackle Simulations of Drug Activity ...
The NCBC grant — awarded to Russ Altman, professor and chair of bioengineering; Scott Delp, professor of bioengineering; and Vijay Pande, ...
November 18, 2010 in BioInform

The Road to the $1000 Genome
Stanford's chair of bioengineering, Russ Altman, points out that not only is the cost of sequencing "essentially free," but the computational cost of ...
September 28, 2010 in Bio-IT World

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: A commentary
He writes in Professor Russ Altman's Building confidence blog: According to the testimony, the Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary's Advisory ...
July 26, 2010 in Scope (blog)

You say you want a revolution
It's a field called pharmacogenetics and here at the school of medicine, we have one of the world's experts in field, Russ Altman, MD, PhD.
May 26, 2010 in Scope (blog)

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