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Dr. Joshua Swamidass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Pathology and the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Masters and PhD in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and also went on to get his MD from the University of California, Irvine. Joshua had previously served as a Visiting Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in the Chemical Biology Program and at Pfizer while he was a professor at Washington University.
Josh and his team design and apply novel algorithms to solve medically important problems in the life sciences. Within this area, his core interest is in designing algorithms to help discover new types of medicines and new uses for existing medicines. This work is currently being conducted in the context of several key collaborations and includes: high throughput screening analysis, machine learning and probabilistic inference, and experimental design using economic and decision theory.