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Daniel Himmelstein

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Daniel Himmelstein is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Greene Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a data scientist who teaches computers about human disease and pioneered the field of hetnets — a term he coined in biology for networks with many types of relationships.

He released Hetionet — a hetnet that integrates the collective knowledge produced by millions of studies over the last half century — and is applying it to predict new uses for existing drugs.

Latest Posts by Daniel Himmelstein

Watch Daniel Himmelstein's presentation on the heterogeneous biomedical network Hetionet

Integrating All of Biology into a Public Neo4j Database

Editor's Note: This presentation was given by Daniel Himmelstein at GraphConnect San Francisco in October 2016. Summary Himmelstein started his PhD research with the question: How do you teach a computer biology? He found the answer in a heterogenous network (a.k.a., "HetNet"), which turned... read more