Andrei Rodin, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. Rodin is a geneticist, evolutionary biologist and biostatistician. His primary research interests are in the application of computer science-based analysis methodology to large-scale “-omics” data and molecular evolution. In particular, Rodin has studied the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, systems biology data analysis methods development (specifically, reverse-engineering biological networks from large-scale datasets), pharmacogenomics and personalized pharmacotheraphy, machine learning, molecular evolution, early evolution of life and phylogenetic analysis.
Rodin holds the Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology. He is a leader in the field of combining evolution and “-omics,” and is a distinguished scholar and educator. The desire to apply his analysis methodology to clinical data, including diabetes and cancer, was a major consideration in his decision to move to Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.
Rodin received his B.S. degree in genetics and mathematics from Novosibirsk State University in Russia. He earned his Ph.D. in human and molecular genetics from the University of Texas, Houston where he remained as a tenured faculty member prior to joining the faculty at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.