Alexander Tsankov

Alexander Tsankov, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Biomedical Informatics, Cancer, Clinical Genomics, Computational Biology, Epigenomics, Lung, Regeneration, Stem Cells

The Tsankov lab’s overall vision is to use genomics to build data-driven, predictive models that improve diagnosis, find new drugable pathways, and personalize treatment of patients with lung cancer and respiratory diseases. We utilize state-of-the-art single cell transcriptomic, epigenetic, and spatial technologies on clinical samples from patients and advanced computational analysis with the goal of unraveling the underlying regulatory mechanisms in normal lung tissue homeostasis and lung disease. Of particular interest is how the interactions of the lung epithelium with the immune and stromal microenvironment change between normal and diseased states. For more information, please the visit the Tsankov Laboratory

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Cancer Biology [CAB], Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS], Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS]


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University and Broad Institute