Translator Projects

With the goal of developing a biomedical data translator to integrate the vast amounts of currently available medical research data to accelerate the development of new treatments, NCATS issued awards to form project teams of experts from different leading universities and other research institutions. Through a series of feasibility assessments, these teams will examine components and test solutions for specific aspects of the Translator to help define the infrastructure requirements needed to support diverse data types and demonstrate the potential impact of new analytical tools that promote the discovery of relationships for the research community.

Translator Investigators



Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Paul Clemons, Ph.D.
Jason Flannick, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Aris Floratos, Ph.D.
George Hripsack, M.D., M.S.
Nicholas Tatonetti, Ph.D.
Chunhua Weng, Ph.D.

Institute for Systems Biology

Eric Deutsch, Ph.D.
Gustavo Glusman, Ph.D.
Sui Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Jackson Laboratory

Peter Robinson, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University

Christopher Chute, M.D., Dr.P.H. 
Kim Doheny, Ph.D.
Ada Hamosh, M.D., M.P.H.
Casey Overby, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Christopher Mungall, Ph.D.

Maastricht University

Michel Dumontier, Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic

Guoquian Jian, M.D., Ph.D.
Hongfang Liu, Ph.D.

The Ohio State University

Arnab Nandi, Ph.D.

Oregon Health & Science University

Melissa Haendel, Ph.D.
Maureen Hoatlin, Ph.D.
David Koeller, M.D
Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D.

Oregon State University

David Koslicki, Ph.D.
Stephen Ramsey, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D.

STAR Informatics/Delphinai Corporation  Richard Bruskiewich, Ph.D. 

Scripps Research Institute

Andrew Su, Ph.D.
Chunlei Wu, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Jinghui Zhang, Ph.D.

University of Alabama

Jake Chen, Ph.D.
James Ciminio, M.D.
Matthew Might, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.

University of Montreal

Michael Tyers, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stanley Ahalt, Ph.D.
Chris Bizon, Ph.D.
Alexander Tropsha, Ph.D.