Marcel Ramos, MPH

Research Associate

Marcel Ramos is a Research Associate at the ISPH. His recent projects include integrating large scale multi omics data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the cBioPortal cancer genomics portal. He has developed software infrastructure for representing and analyzing data from multiple complementary genomics experiments and has created a reproducible data preprocessing pipeline with TCGA data that facilitates downstream analysis by providing clean and ready-to-use datasets. He is also part of the Bioconductor core development team, a group focused on providing software tools for analyzing and interpreting high-throughput genomic datasets. He works mainly with the R statistical programming language. He is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.

Marcel has an MPH from the CUNY School of Public Health.

Recent publications:


Waldron L, Schiffer L, Azhar R, Ramos M, Geistlinger L, Segata N. Improving Accessibility of the Human Microbiome Project Data Through Integration With R/Bioconductor. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 23. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz008. [Epub ahead of print]

da Silva V, Ramos M, Groenen M, Crooijmans R, Johansson A, Regitano L, Coutinho L, Zimmer R, Waldron L, Geistlinger L. CNVRanger: association analysis of CNVs with gene expression and quantitative phenotypes. Bioinformatics. 2019 Aug 8. pii: btz632. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz632. [Epub ahead of print]

Montgomery MA, Ramos M, Kelvin EA, Carpio A, Jaramillo A, Hauser WA, Zhang H. A longitudinal analysis of albendazole treatment effect on neurocysticercosis cyst evolution using multistate models. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Aug 21. pii: trz073. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz073. [Epub ahead of print]

Davis S, Ramos M, Shepherd L, Turaga N, Geistlinger L, Morgan MT, Haibe-Kains B, Waldron L. Orchestrating a community-developed computational workshop and accompanying training materials [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research 2018, 7:1656

Pasolli E, Schiffer L, Manghi P, Renson A, Obenchain V, Truong DT, Beghini F, Malik F, Ramos M, Dowd JB, Huttenhower C, Morgan M, Segata N, Waldron L. Accessible, curated metagenomic data through ExperimentHub. Nat. Methods 2017, 14:1023–1024.