Gilberto Fragoso, Ph.D.
Biomedical Informatics Program Manager
I manage the development of the software (i.e., Protege) for the editing of the NCI Thesaurus (NCIt). I also manage the Shared Semantic Infrastructure Service.
Cancer Data Standards Registry and Repository (caDSR)Provides access to oncology research common data elements and forms.
Enterprise Vocabulary ServicesProvides terminology content and tools to code, analyze, and share cancer and biomedical research information.
The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations. PLoS One, 2016.
Representing the NCI Thesaurus in OWL DL: Modeling Tools Help Modeling Languages. Applied Ontology, 2008.
Overview and Utilization of the NCI Thesaurus. Comparative and Functional Genomics, 2004.
In the News
In the NewsThis blog offers a primer on semantics, a topic that has broad implications for the biomedical informatics and data science fields. Here, Gilberto Fragoso, Ph.D., describes the structures that serve as a foundation for data science semantics. Those systems help improve data interoperability, allowing researchers to query, retrieve, and combine very different data sets for more extensive analysis.The quest to harmonize data has ushered in a new way of thinking about standardization. Now, rather than expecting everyone to adopt a particular model or standard, we’re seeking to leverage technology that can do some of this work for us. The DREAM Challenge was designed to make aggregating and mapping data to the correct lexicon of terms and metadata a nearly seamless step for researchers. Read more about the Challenge that’s currently underway and how we hope to address harmonization in the future.
- Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University
- 2012 NIH Director’s Award, for involvement in the Marker Nomenclature and Database Committee for the Clinical Trials Reporting Project (CTRP)