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Eytan Ruppin, MD, PhD


Chief, Cancer Data Science Laboratory

Head, Computational Precision Oncology Section

National Institutes for Health National Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Research


Eytan Ruppin received his MD and PhD (Computer Science) from Tel-Aviv University where he has served as a professor of Computer Science & Medicine since 1995, conducting computational multi-disciplinary research spanning a wide variety of topics, including neuroscience, evolutionary computation, natural language processing, machine learning and systems biology. He joined the University of Maryland in July 2014 as a Computer Science professor and director of its center for bioinformatics and computational biology (CBCB), before joining the NCI in January 2018, where he founded and is Chief of its Cancer Data Science department. He is a member of the editorial board of EMBO Reports and Molecular Systems Biology,  a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), and is the recipient of the NCI Director award and the Delano Award for Computational Biosciences. Dr. Ruppin is also a co-founder of startup companies involved in precision medicine and cancer drug discovery.  (Source: NIH National Cancer Institute)

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