Olga Troyanskaya, PhD

Computer Science and Integrative Genomics

Olga Troyanskya is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University,  the Deputy Director for Genomics at the Center for Computational Biology of the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation,  and the Founder and Director of Princeton Precision Health.

Dr. Troyanskaya’s lab builds AI methods to decode genomes and diagnose and treat complex diseases.  Her group pioneered Bayesian approaches for building networks to map tissue and cellular specificity to study pathway dysregulation in disease and for deep learning models to study regulatory genomes, enabling study of transcriptional and post-transcriptional variants and their role in cellular function, evolution, and diseases.  Through developing AI-based integrative approaches, her lab focuses on studying the non-coding genome and modeling of complex molecular-level changes captured via diverse multi-omics techniques, including in specific clinical, treatment, and environmental contexts, enabling systems-level molecular views of human health and disease. Dr. Troyanskaya has committed to democratizing the use of her novel machine learning approaches with interactive, public interfaces for the biomedical community.

Dr. Troyanskaya received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2003, is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and is an Association for Computing Machinery fellow.  She is a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Ira Herskowitz Award from The Genetics Society of America and the Overton Prize in computational biology.