Nicholas Tatonetti


I am bi/pansexual, gender-non conforming and I am a biomedical data scientist.//


I am an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine. I am also the Chief Officer of Cancer Data Science at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

My lab develops new data mining, machine learning, and statistical methods to integrate clinical and molecular data and advance translational science. We use a combination of computational techniques and experimental methods and data to identify, discover, and validate previously unknown serious drug-drug interactions. I am passionate about the integration of real-world data (such as those stored in the electronic health records) and high-dimensional biological data (captured using next-generation sequencing, high-throughput screening, and other “omics” technologies) to reimagine and rescale the scientific method.

Most importantly I am passionate about creating a space for PhD students, post-docs, developers, anyone! from all backgrounds to study and learn. My own queer journey is ever evolving and constantly challenging and I am always happy to share my experience, provide advice, or an attentive ear to others in the LGBTQIA+ STEM community! Please feel free to contact me.