Our Mission

Improve human health

Our core mission is to alleviate human suffering by reducing the burden of diseases on individuals and on the population. This mission informs all our activities in developing and applying computational technologies, which we leverage to make an impact on a broad range of human diseases including infectious, cancer, heart, kidney, intestinal, autoimmune, allergies, and neurological disorders.

Advance the field of pathology

Pathology is both a scientific and a medical discipline, involving the study of basic mechanisms of diseases and the diagnosis of diseases using tissue and fluid samples. Our goal is to advance the field of pathology through computational technologies, to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases. With this broad view of pathology, we work on a variety of applications such as deep learning/artificial intelligence to improve cancer diagnosis/prognosis from histology images and to create new live bacterial therapeutics to treat infectious or autoimmune diseases.

Develop innovative computational methods

Human diseases often have complex causes and effects on the body. Data needed to analyze human diseases is similarly complex and multi-faceted. These data are also often difficult to acquire, leading to relatively limited dataset sizes. These and other challenges necessitate going beyond application of existing computational methods. Thus, we actively engage in computational research, to develop novel computational models, inference algorithms, integrated pipelines, and hardware. To accomplish this, we leverage a variety of advanced computational disciplines, including Bayesian nonparametric statistics, deep learning and control theory.

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