Joseph D. Romano, PhD
Biomedical data scientist and translational bioinformatician
Email: joseph.romano [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu
I'm currently a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, where I work in the Computational Genetics Lab (led by Jason Moore, PhD). Recently, I earned my PhD from Columbia University, where I was a member of the Tatonetti Lab. I specialize in translational bioinformatics, computational toxinology, and environmental toxicology.
For more information about my research, publications, or CV/résumé, please see the links at the top of the page.
Me elsewhere on the internet:
- UPenn - Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
- UPenn - Computational Genetics Lab
- Columbia Systems Biology
- Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics
- Tatonetti Lab (see "Alumni")
Translational Bioinformatics is the field of study that uses computational techniques to link molecular entities (proteins, genes, drugs) to clinical entities (humans, body systems, diagnoses).
Computational toxinology (not 'toxicology') is the use of computers to discover new characteristics from venoms and the molecules that comprise venoms, especially for the purpose of discovering new drugs.
My hobbies include skiing, retro computing, speedrunning, jazz (I play piano and trumpet), and visiting breweries / trying craft beer. I like to try my hand at brewing my own beer on occasion (mostly pale ales, but I'd like to work my skill up to German lagers).
I've recently begun the task of restoring an old Atari 800XL to "like new" condition, which is providing a great opportunity to learn about electronic component testing and repair.