Tanja Davidsen, Ph.D.
Data Ecosystems Branch Chief
As the chief of the Data Ecosystems Branch, I lead my team in developing the Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), a scalable data science infrastructure for managing and sharing high volumes of data. As a biomedical informatics specialist, my research interests focus on cancer, infectious diseases, biological databases, cloud applications, and large-scale genomic analysis.
Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2)Sequences tumor genomics to develop optimal combinations of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET)Studies the genome of childhood cancers to guide the development of less toxic therapies.
In the News
In the NewsAre you researching genomic abnormalities? Bioinformatician Deena Bleich gives an overview of the online tool, “Mitelman Database of Chromosome Aberrations and Gene Fusions in Cancer,” and how it can help you analyze genomic data.In this blog, we’re spotlighting how researchers can leverage FireCloud, one of NCI’s Cloud Resources, for accessing data, running analysis, and collaborating with others in the cancer research community.Meet the new branch chiefs at CBIIT who will oversee informatics infrastructure and data ecosystem activities.
- Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine
- B.S., Biology and Computer Science, The College of William & Mary
- Assistant Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute
- Bioinformatics Manager, J. Craig Venter Institute
- Bioinformatics Engineer, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
- 2017 NIH Director’s Award (group award in collaboration with Genomic Data Commons Project Team)
- 2015 NIH Director’s Award (in collaboration with Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatment [TARGET] Team)