Andrés Colubri is a computational researcher with a career spanning science, technology, and art. He is developing new tools and methodologies that integrate computational statistics, data visualization, and user-centric interfaces, with applications to exploratory analysis, real-time graphics, and biomedical modeling.
Andrés is native from Argentina, where he obtained his doctoral degree in mathematics at the Universidad Nacional del Sur. He was a Burroughs Wellcome postdoctoral fellow at the Sosnick and Berry labs at the University of Chicago, where he studied the Protein Folding problem. After this initial phase of academic research, he returned to Argentina to advance his parallel interests in art and technology. He collaborated with artists, developers, and designers to create visual experiences in live performance and interactive installations. He returned to the U.S. to pursue an MFA degree from the Design Media Arts program at the University of California, Los Angeles. After receiving his degree from UCLA, Andrés was a professor of bioinformatics at Jeju National University, South Korea. He then moved to Boston to join the Sabeti Lab in 2011. During this time, he was leading the collaboration between the lab and Fathom Information Design, a software consultancy specialized in information design. This collaboration resulted in the development of tools for exploratory analysis and modeling of infectious disease data. He is also a member of the Processing project, an open-source programming language and environment used worldwide to teach coding in the context of the visual arts, and also as a production tool in computational arts and design.
A full-time member of the Broad Institute for the past two years, he is focusing in the creation of a novel computational framework to translate predictive models of emerging infectious diseases into actionable medical tools to deploy at the point of care, while working with several partners in the U.S. and West Africa that form the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases. Follow this link for an updated list of publications.