Alex R. Pico, PhD

Staff Research Scientist

Phone: (415) 734-2741
Fax: (415) 355-0960
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Dr. Pico's research focuses on understanding the complex networks that make up biological systems. New technologies continue to drive the amount and diversity of data types that can be analyzed via network analysis. Dr. Pico develops software tools and resources that help analyze, visualize and explore biomedical data in the context of these networks.

Dr. Pico is the Executive Director for the National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB) and leads the Systems Biology Group for Gladstone Bioinformatics as Associate Director. After obtaining a PhD in molecular neurobiology and biophysics from Rockefeller University in 2003, Dr. Pico joined Gladstone as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Gladstone Senior Investigator Bruce R. Conklin, MD, where he focused on bioinformatics and software development. He went on to conceive of and cofound WikiPathways, as well as coordinate and contribute to a variety of scientific research tools, including GenMAPP-CS and Cytoscape.

Dr. Pico has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the David Rockefeller Award in 2001, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship from 1999-2003, the David and Mary Phillips Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2005-2006, and Agilent Technology Foundation Grants from 2006-2008.