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Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
NCIBI Senior Scientific Director
NCIBI Core 3 Director
Director, Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics (CCMB)
Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Public Health
Gilbert Omenn is Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health at the University of Michigan. He served as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997-2002.
He is PI of the Michigan Life Sciences Corridor Proteomics Alliance for Cancer Research program and leader of the international Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Human Plasma Proteome Project.
His current research is focused on discovery and characterization of alternative splice isoforms of proteins. These isoforms generate the equivalent of enhanced genomic diversity. They may represent a new class of protein biomarker candidates. We are analyzing human cancer tissues, cell lines, and plasma, following our publications on mouse models of human pancreatic and human Her2/neu breast cancers. [See Menon et al, Cancer Research Jan 2009; Menon & Omenn, Cancer Research March 2010].