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Amrita Basu, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MAPostdoctoral FellowComputational Chemical Biology
    Rockefeller University, Tri-Institutional Computational Biology Program, New York, New YorkPh.D.Computational Biology
    Cornell University, Ithaca. NY B.S.Electrical Engineering
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    2016  - 2017White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
    2013Sage Bionetworks Young Investigator Award
    2019  - 2020Interstellar Award (NYAS/Japan Center for Medical Research and Development)

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    Development of computational models for early detection of cancer lesions and progression to metastatic disease can help discriminate between high and low cancer risk profiles. Therefore, we seek to exploit diverse, high-throughput genomic and clinical data to understand the molecular networks underlying fundamental cellular processes that can eventually stratify patients by non-traditional underpinnings, including transcriptional regulation, epigenetic signaling, and chemosensitivity. Our algorithmic methods draw on machine learning, a computational field concerned with learning accurate, predictive models from noisy and high-dimensional data.

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    P01CA210961Sep 8, 2017 - Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Basu A, Mitra R, Liu H, Schreiber SL, Clemons PA. RWEN: response-weighted elastic net for prediction of chemosensitivity of cancer cell lines. Bioinformatics. 2018 Oct 01; 34(19):3332-3339. PMID: 29688307.
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    2. Basu A, Bodycombe NE, Cheah JH, Price EV, Liu K, Schaefer GI, Ebright RY, Stewart ML, Ito D, Wang S, Bracha AL, Liefeld T, Wawer M, Gilbert JC, Wilson AJ, Stransky N, Kryukov GV, Dancik V, Barretina J, Garraway LA, Hon CS, Munoz B, Bittker JA, Stockwell BR, Khabele D, Stern AM, Clemons PA, Shamji AF, Schreiber SL. An interactive resource to identify cancer genetic and lineage dependencies targeted by small molecules. Cell. 2013 Aug 29; 154(5):1151-1161. PMID: 23993102.
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    3. Mitchell L, Huard S, Cotrut M, Pourhanifeh-Lemeri R, Steunou AL, Hamza A, Lambert JP, Zhou H, Ning Z, Basu A, Côté J, Figeys DA, Baetz K. mChIP-KAT-MS, a method to map protein interactions and acetylation sites for lysine acetyltransferases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 23; 110(17):E1641-50. PMID: 23572591.
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    4. Basu A. Computational prediction of lysine acetylation proteome-wide. Methods Mol Biol. 2013; 981:127-36. PMID: 23381858.
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    5. Basu A, Rose KL, Zhang J, Beavis RC, Ueberheide B, Garcia BA, Chait B, Zhao Y, Hunt DF, Segal E, Allis CD, Hake SB. Proteome-wide prediction of acetylation substrates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 18; 106(33):13785-90. PMID: 19666589.
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    6. Whitcomb SJ, Basu A, Allis CD, Bernstein E. Polycomb Group proteins: an evolutionary perspective. Trends Genet. 2007 Oct; 23(10):494-502. PMID: 17825942.
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