Kristen Anton

Kristen Anton is the Director of Bioinformatics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Department of Biomedical Data Science, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Kristen and her team of eighteen computer programming, systems design, data management and technical support professionals are dedicated to implementing high-quality information management systems for biomedical research. The team has developed and maintained web- and app-based data capture, management and integration systems for clinical research registries, clinical trials and prevention studies, as well as genomics and proteomics projects associated with epidemiological studies, for more than twenty years. The team currently collaborates on more than forty federally- and foundation- funded studies. Kristen has a long-standing, successful collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leveraging and adapting data science methods and technology developed to solve big data problems in planetary, earth and climate science for life sciences. Through the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), a National Cancer Institute initiative, Kristen and the JPL team have collaboratively implemented a sophisticated Knowledge System that supports a national network of investigators for discovery and validation of pre-diagnostic cancer biomarkers. The cross-disciplinary team has subsequently implemented Knowledge Systems for the Helmsley Charitable Trust (Inflammatory Bowel Disease research) and the NCI’s Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screened Lesions national consortium (MCL). Kristen co-teaches Computational Molecular Biology (specifically database theory and biological databases) at Dartmouth. Before coming to Dartmouth in 1997, Kristen worked in molecular bioinformatics at Genetics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kristen holds an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and an A.B. degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.
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