The mission of the Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource (BISR) is to support HICCC investigators in four critical areas including: ? Adoption, support, and maintenance of an electronic, caBIG compliant, centralized clinical trial management system; ? Access to key expertise in the use of advanced data analysis tools and methodologies for research publications and grant proposals, reflecting established best practices; ? Access to state-of-the-art software, databases, and models for basic and clinical research; ? Access to high-performance computing infrastructure for data analysis and data sharing. The BISR director and deputy director (Drs. Califano and Hripcsak) have extensive experience respectively in bioinformatics and clinical informatics, are active in the conduct of basic and clinical research, and have made key contributions to Columbia's current position as a leading institution in biomedical informatics. While increasingly vital to the success of cancer research projects, biomedical informatics support is often not available to experimental and clinical investigators. The BISR allows HICCC investigators to tap into a vast array of biomedical informatics resources at CU by providing advanced data analysis services, biomedical informatics tools and databases, and one of the largest academic computer clusters dedicated to biological research. BISR leadership also acts as a catalyst in forging new collaborations between HICCC investigators and more than 40 biomedical informatics faculty at CU. Specifically, the BISR supports the CRMO data acquisition and management requirements, works with a large team of caBIG/NCI funded programmers developing integrative bioinformatics platforms (geWorkbench), supports all caBIG initiatives at CU, and is piloting the integration of pathology, clinical, and genomic data for translational research. Currently, a large and increasing contingent of HICCC investigators have successfully used the shared resource and the BISR has been instrumental in the submission of a vast majority of funded proposals since the last review cycle, including several R01s, large Program Projects, and a U54 for the creation of a National Center for Biomedical Computing. The projected operating budget for BISR is $819,068 and we are requesting $326,883.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Columbia University (N.Y.)
New York
United States
Zip Code
Bassuk, Alexander G; Sujirakul, Tharikarn; Tsang, Stephen H et al. (2014) A novel RPGR mutation masquerading as Stargardt disease. Br J Ophthalmol 98:709-11
Li, Yao; Wu, Wen-Hsuan; Hsu, Chun-Wei et al. (2014) Gene therapy in patient-specific stem cell lines and a preclinical model of retinitis pigmentosa with membrane frizzled-related protein defects. Mol Ther 22:1688-97
Wert, Katherine J; Sancho-Pelluz, Javier; Tsang, Stephen H (2014) Mid-stage intervention achieves similar efficacy as conventional early-stage treatment using gene therapy in a pre-clinical model of retinitis pigmentosa. Hum Mol Genet 23:514-23
Shen, Sherry; Sujirakul, Tharikarn; Tsang, Stephen H (2014) Next-generation sequencing revealed a novel mutation in the gene encoding the beta subunit of rod phosphodiesterase. Ophthalmic Genet 35:142-50
Palomero, Teresa; Couronné, Lucile; Khiabanian, Hossein et al. (2014) Recurrent mutations in epigenetic regulators, RHOA and FYN kinase in peripheral T cell lymphomas. Nat Genet 46:166-70
Higuchi-Sanabria, Ryo; Pernice, Wolfgang M A; Vevea, Jason D et al. (2014) Role of asymmetric cell division in lifespan control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Res 14:1133-46
Lam, A T; Curschellas, C; Krovvidi, D et al. (2014) Controlling self-assembly of microtubule spools via kinesin motor density. Soft Matter 10:8731-6
Olszak, Torsten; Neves, Joana F; Dowds, C Marie et al. (2014) Protective mucosal immunity mediated by epithelial CD1d and IL-10. Nature 509:497-502
Murtomaki, Aino; Uh, Minji K; Kitajewski, Chris et al. (2014) Notch signaling functions in lymphatic valve formation. Development 141:2446-51
Nong, Eva; Lee, Winston; Merriam, Joanna E et al. (2014) Disease progression in autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy caused by a novel mutation (D100G) in the GUCA1A gene. Doc Ophthalmol 128:59-67

Showing the most recent 10 out of 142 publications