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Sara Mostafavi

Sara Mostafavi

Appointment

  • Canada CIFAR AI Chair

AI Institute

  • Vector Institute

About

CCAI Chair Category:
Retention

Affiliations:
Associate Faculty Member, Vector Institute; Assistant Professor, Depts. of Statistics, Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology; CIFAR Fellow, Child and Brain Development Program

Expertise:
AI for genomics and disease prediction; AI for gene/environment interactions, psychiatric disorders, neurodevelopment

Major Contributions/Awards:
Co-creator of several highly utilized machine learning algorithms, including GeneMANIA, GNAT, and xQTLServer, for combining different types of genomics data for understanding gene function and networks