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Rong Xu, PhD

Rong Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Informatics 216.368.0023 (o) 216.368.0207 (f)

Member, Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research Program


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Rong's research goal is to facilitate biomedical discovery and to improve health care delivery by promoting efficient biomedical knowledge flow among biomedical researchers, physicians and patients.

My research interests in computer science include:

1. Natural language processing

2. Systems biology

3. Machine learning

4. Data mining

5. Graph theory

6. Ontology, knowledge representation and engineering

7. Imaging Informatics


My research interests in biomedical sciences include:

1. Drug repositioning

2. Disease gene discovery

3. Host-microbiome interactions in human disease 

4. Drug target discovery

5. Drug toxicity prediction

6. Cancer drug toxicity 

7. Post-market drug surveillance