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Rachel Melamed

Rachel Melamed is an Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at UMass Lowell.
Rachel Melamed Assistant Professor
  • College
    College of Sciences
  • Department
    Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences (CHORDS)
  • Phone
  • Office
    Olsen Hall - 226
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Computational biology, cancer genomics, data science, biomedical informatics

Research Interests

I'm a computational biologist, with a main focus on understanding causes of common diseases. My research goal is to discover health conditions, medical treatments, or other exposures that change risk of cancer, by linking health data to molecular data. These results can uncover how the disease works and identify interventions to prevent and treat cancer.

To tackle this goal, our research will bring together many kinds of data, including health records, biobanks, cancer genomics projects, and massive experimental studies of drugs. We will use methods inspired by computer science and epidemiology.