Alison Callahan is a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics and a member of the Shah Lab. Her research involves developing and applying informatics methods that enable translational discoveries in biomedicine.
Her research projects include RegenBase, a collaboration with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Department of Computer Science at the University of Miami. RegenBase uses semantic technologies to aggregate and analyze experimental data in spinal cord injury research.
Alison completed her PhD in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her doctoral research focused on developing HyQue, a framework for representing and evaluating scientific hypotheses, and applying this framework to discover genes related to aging. She was also a developer for Bio2RDF, an open-source project to build and provide the largest network of Linked Data for the life sciences.