Pichai Raman, PhD, MS

Supervisory Bioinformatics Scientist

Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics (DBHi)

Pichai Raman is a Supervisor Bioinformatics Scientist in the Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics (DBHi) and is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team in the development of bioinformatics solutions and analyses to service the broader pediatric cancer community. Specifically,  he works with informatics specialists to build computational pipelines and data mining frameworks to process and analyze high volumes of genetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data.  Pichai also collaborates with a number of institutes to support enterprise bioinformatics applications such as the cBioPortal. Additionally, he works jointly with his team and principal investigators to provide bioinformatics and statistical support for early target discovery efforts, biomarker discovery, and patient stratification of pediatric cancers and diseases.

Pichai’s research focuses on cancer informatics, pediatric cancers, immunotherapy, targeted therapy identification and compound mechanisms of action/drug/compound synergy and systems biology.  Prior to joining DBHi in February  of 2013, Pichai worked for more than seven years as a computational biologist at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), where he collaborated frequently with HMS and Broad scientists on high profile translational and clinical research projects such as the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE).

Pichai earned a BS in Cell & Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Biophysics at The Ohio State University.  He completed his PhD in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.  He is committed to helping cure pediatric cancers by harnessing the power of the rapid enhancements to technology and science.