Ong Research Team
Irene Ong is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a joint appointment in Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and the Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center's Cancer Informatics Shared Resource.
Irene's research interests lies in data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, probabilistic methods, dynamical models, inductive logic programming, and statistical relational learning with applications to biological and medical data. She is particularly interested in the integration and analysis of clinical, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, immunome, metagenomics, metabolomics, and other molecular data especially as it pertains to precision medicine.
Irene earned a dual-bachelor's in Computer Sciences and Biological Sciences from Cornell University before completing a PhD in Computer Sciences with David Page from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI.
The role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Decidual Function
Start Date: 5/1/2019 --- End Date: 9/1/2021
Sponsor: NIH/NICHD 5 K12 HD 000849-28
The goal of this project is to determine the role Innate Lymphoid Cells play in decidual vascular remodeling necessary for healthy placenta and pregnancy. Phase I – current – 2 years, Phase 2 – renewal – 3 years.
Sponsor: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Burroughs Welcome Pre Term Birth Grant
Sponsor: Burroughs Welcome Fund
Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award
Sponsor: The Hartwell Foundation
American Family Funding Initiative Award
American Family Data Science Institute
Career Enhancement Program Award
Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE