Top data scientists from around the country will gather in the Rackham Building on Oct. 6 for a symposium to launch the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the centerpiece to the University’s recently announced $100 million investment in data science. The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics Presents the Third Annual Gilbert S. Omenn Lectureship presented by David E. Shaw, Ph.D. - "Simulating the Motion of Proteins and Drug Molecules: Implications for Science and Medicine"

Rajasree Menon, Ph.D.

Rajasree Menon, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics


(734) 615-9720


My main research is focused on studying alternative splice isoforms/variants that are involved in different types of human cancers. I have developed an approach to integrate transcriptomic data with mass-spectrometric data for the identification of splice isoforms. The functional role of the distinct splice variant of a gene is not well understood. I use different computational tools to understand the potential functions and interactions of these variants. I collaborate with other University of Michigan cancer specialists to experimentally validate our splice variant predictions in human normal and tumor tissue samples.

Research Area: 
Databases and Computing
Molecular Biology
Proteomics and Metabolomics