Trey Ideker, Ph.D

University of California San Diego
Professor, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Computer Science
Co-Director, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology PhD Program

Director, NIGMS National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB)
Co-Director, NCI Cancer Cell Map Initiative (CCMI)
Co-Director, NIMH Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI)

Office: (858) 822-4558
Fax:     (858) 246-1396
Email:  tideker@ucsd.edu

Mailing Address:
UC San Diego
Dr. Trey Ideker, Dept of Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive, MC-0688
La Jolla, CA 92093-0688

Administrator: 
Charlotte Curtis
(858) 534-7726

Lab Manager: 
Kate Licon
(858) 822-4667 

TreyIdeker

Dr. Ideker is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Bioengineering and Computer Science at UC San Diego. He is a pioneer in using genome-scale measurements to construct network models of cellular processes and disease. The Ideker Laboratory seeks to create artificially intelligent models of cancer and other diseases for the translation of patient data to precision diagnosis and treatment. 

About Dr. Trey Ideker

Trey Ideker, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Bioengineering and Computer Science at UC San Diego. Additionally, he is the Director or Co-Director of the National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB), the Cancer Cell Map Initiative (CCMI), the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI), and the UCSD Bioinformatics PhD Program, and former Chief of Genetics in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Ideker received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Molecular Biology under the supervision of Dr. Leroy Hood. 

Dr. Ideker is a pioneer in using genome-scale measurements to construct network models of cellular processes and disease and has founded software tools including the Cytoscape ecosystem for biological network analysis, which has been cited >22,000 times. The Ideker Laboratory seeks to create artificially intelligent models of cancer and other diseases for the translation of patient data to precision diagnosis and treatment. 

Dr. Ideker serves on the Editorial Boards for Cell, Cell Reports, Molecular Systems Biology, and PLoS Computational Biology and is a Fellow of AAAS and AIMBE. He was included in the 2020 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list, named a Top 10 Innovator by Technology Review and was the recipient of the Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology. His work has been featured in news outlets such as NPR, BBC, New York Times, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Discover, Forbes magazine, Popular Mechanics and People Magazine.