Dr. Andrea Califano
Dr. Andrea Califano, serves as Scientific Adviser at Tempus. He is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the Founding Chair of the Department of Systems Biology, Director of the JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center, and Associate Director for Bioinformatics of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and also holds appointments in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and Department of Biomedical Informatics. Califano also co-founded DarwinHealth, a precision focused cancer medicine company that uses RNA analysis in an effort to match patients with treatment.
Prior to joining Columbia University in 2003, Dr. Califano worked at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where he became program director of the IBM Computational Biology Center. In 2000 he co-founded First Genetic Trust, Inc. to pursue translational genomics research. Dr. Califano serves on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards, including the MIT Koch Cancer Center, MIT Physical Sciences in Oncology Center, Khalifa Institute of Personalized Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gustave Roussy Cancer Center, Pershing Square Foundation, Cancer Genetics Inc and DawrinHealth Inc. Califano completed his doctoral thesis in physics at the University of Florence, Italy.