Donna Slonim, PhD

Donna Slonim, PhD

Professor of Computer Science



BS, Computer Science, Yale University
MS, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Computer Science, MIT


Campus: Medford
Office: Halligan Hall
Laboratory: Halligan Hall

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-627-2225
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

With the recent proliferation of genomic data sets, opportunities for computational scientists to make fundamental contributions to medical research have grown phenomenally. My group is focused on developing novel computational methods to advance medical research in two primary areas: determining key regulatory processes governing normal human fetal development, and predicting or interpreting interactions between sets of proteins in a context-dependent fashion. Ongoing projects include studies of normal and abnormal human fetal development, designing novel approaches to the analysis of microarray data, and inferring regulatory or functional networks by integrating different types of genomic information. I'm also interested in advancing the field of "computational pharmacogenomics" by identifying drug targets, improving personalized medicine, and suggesting new roles for existing therapeutics via computational analysis.


Lab Members

Rebecca Newman, PhD Student in Computer Science Send an e-mail 
JiSoo Park, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Christopher Pietras, PhD Student in Computer Science Send an e-mail 

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research