Joel Bader Named ICM Interim Director
Joel Bader, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and ICM core faculty member, was named interim director of both the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare on July 1.
A leader in systems biology of human disease, computational biology, and synthetic biology, Bader’s research focuses on genomics and biotechnology and the connection between genotype and phenotype, relating organisms’ genetic material to their observable characteristics. Using engineering-based mathematical, computational, and high-throughput methods, he explores how inborn genetic variants and acquired mutations lead to diseases, such as complex genetic disorders and cancer, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic targets.
Bader has been a highly engaged member of the Institute for Computational Medicine since 2013. The institute welcomes his leadership and insights during this time of transition.