Deborah Chasman

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health

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I have recently moved to the laboratory of Irene Ong at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

From Sept 2014--June 2018, I was postdoc in the laboratory of Sushmita Roy. My work focused on developing methods to infer regulatory networks from multiple data types and study how networks change over time or between conditions.

In August 2014, I completed my PhD in Computer Sciences (biomedical informatics and machine learning) with Mark Craven. The central problem of my thesis research was to infer the relevant intracellular pathways involved in a biological response; for example, the host pathways that modulate the replication of a virus in a host cell, or the signaling pathways that regulate a yeast cell's transcriptional response to a stressful environment. We developed methods using integer linear programming and diffusion kernels to approach this problem.

I have been fortunate to have received pre- and post-doctoral traineeship support from the NLM-funded Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Training Program.

I did my undergraduate degree in computer science at beautiful Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

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