Robert Altshuler

Robert C. Altshuler

Collaborator, Alumnus
Computational Biology Group
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

rca [at] csail [dot] mit [dot] edu

I did my PhD work in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT with Manolis Kellis. My research was focused on understanding the regulatory and epigenetic effects of genomic variation. After completing my PhD I joined the Neuroscience disease area at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). I helped establish a collaboration between NIBR and the Kellis lab to study the genetics of neurological diseases.

I received my Bachelor of Science (2001) and Master of Science (2003) degrees in Computer Science from Brown University. From 2002-2006 I worked as a software developer in the informatics group at TransForm Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2005.

I was a founding member of Project O.R.C.A., MIT's autonomous underwater vehicle team. As a member of the team I competed in the AUVSI/ONR underwater vehicle competition from 1998-2004. We won the competition in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2004.

My wife, Dr. Jennifer Usiak, is a veterinarian in the Boston area.