Welcome to the homepage of Joe Romano. I'm a graduate student in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Follow these links to access information about me:
Animal venoms and venom compounds have diverse and highly targeted biomolecular effects, and many hold great promise in treating disease. I'm working towards formally defining the field of "venom therapies", primarily by using computational and high-throughput methods for predicting molecular effects of venoms and validating those effects in biological systems.
As an undergraduate, I attended the University of Vermont, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics. Following my graduation, I enrolled at Columbia University Medical Center as a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Within the field of biomedical informatics, my primary research interests are in translational bioinformatics and systems pharmacology. I also have peripheral interests in other important areas of BMI, such as electronic health record structure and usability, digital libraries, and biodiversity informatics.
I'm currently working on a project that involves repurposing of animal venoms and toxins for therapeutic purposes. Check back soon to learn more.