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JILL P. MESIROV, PHD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor, Computational Health Sciences

Phone: 858-534-5096
Email: jmesirov@ucsd.edu

JILL P. MESIROV , PHD

As associate vice chancellor, Dr. Mesirov is responsible for the overarching strategy for computational health sciences and research computing at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Before moving to UCSD in 2015, Mesirov was associate director and chief informatics officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, formerly the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, where she directed the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program. Dr. Mesirov has more than twenty years of progressive leadership in computational biology and analysis of complex genome-scale cancer datasets to determine the underlying biological mechanisms of specific tumor subtypes, stratify patients according to their relative risks of relapse, and identify candidate compounds for new treatments.. Her laboratory also develops software (GenePattern and GenePattern Notebook, Gene Set Enrichment Analysis and the Integrative Genomics Viewer) that brings advanced computational methods to the non-programming cancer biologist. These tools have almost 500,000 registered users worldwide and over 20,000 citations in the literature. Dr. Mesirov, a former president of the Association for Women in Mathematics, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

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JOSEPH CALIFANO, MD

Physician-in-Chief, Moores Cancer Center
Director, Gleiberman Head & Neck Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery

Phone: 858-534-5400
Email: jcalifano@ucsd.edu

JOSEPH CALIFANO , MD

Dr. Califano is an internationally recognized physician scientist who has translated multiple discoveries from his own laboratory into the clinic, including detection of HPV-related and other head and neck cancers. Before joining UCSD, Dr. Califano was at John Hopkins where he was Professor in the Head and Neck Division and the Division of Head and Neck Cancer Research at John Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Califano is Physician in Chief of the Moores Cancer Center as well as Director of the Gleiberman Head and Neck Cancer Center. His major focus is the clinical practice of head and neck surgical oncology and the integration of basic, molecular biologic research in that practice by using integrative computational techniques to define novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies for cancers. Dr. Califano also currently directs an NIH-funded laboratory investigating the molecular biologic basis of head and neck cancer. He has published over 300 articles related to both the clinical and basic scientific aspects of cancer, and currently serves as a member of the NCI Head and Neck Steering Committee and Council Member of the American Head and Neck Society, NCCN Board of Directors, as well as other professional organizations and editorial boards.

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