Ong Research Team




 

Irene Ong,

Principal Investigator

ong@biostat.wisc.edu

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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.


Current Members:

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Irene Ong

Principal Investigator 

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Lexi Lobo

Graduate Student 

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Krittisak Chaiyakul

Graduate Student 

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Rene Welch Schwartz

Scientist 

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Past Members:

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Zirui Tao

Undergraduate Student 

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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.



K12 Scholar

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

Sponsor:

American Family Data Science Institute



Career Enhancement Program Award

Sponsor:

Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE