The long-term objective of the Ideker Lab is to create artificially intelligent, mechanistic models of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases for translation of patient data to precision diagnosis and treatment. We seek to advance this goal by addressing fundamental questions in the field: What are the genetic and molecular networks that promote disease, and how do we best chart these? How do we use knowledge of these networks in intelligent systems for predicting the effects of genotype on phenotype?

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Meet the Team

The Ideker Laboratory has welcomed many distinguished researchers over the years — ranging from undergraduates to visiting scientists. Click buttons below to view Dr. Ideker’s profile and meet our past and present lab members. 

Open Projects and Positions

The Ideker Laboratory is in continual open recruitment for excellent postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and software engineers. 


A New Map
Smarty Done

“The same way your Netflix algorithm predicts what movie you should watch tonight, our algorithms will predict what drug is best fit to treat your cancer”.  – Dr. Trey Ideker

Forbes 30 Under 30
Class of 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Yue Qin, recent Ideker Lab Graduate, for getting two major awards this week! Yue has been selected to join the Forbes 30 Under 30, Class of 2023 (read more here and here) and also awarded the 2023 UCSD Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal for the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Dr. Ideker is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher two years in a row, in both 2020 and 2021. This highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.  View the complete 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.

Research Centers & Affiliates