Aris Floratos is Executive Research Director at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He earned his PhD in computer science and bioinformatics at New York University. Dr. Floratos focuses on the development of collaborative bioinformatics software to support the analysis and visualization of genomic data from a wide range of domains (gene expression, sequence, protein structure, and systems biology). This software leverages standards-based middleware technologies to provide seamless access to remote data, annotation, and computational servers, enabling researchers with limited local resources to benefit from public infrastructure. His lab is also designing innovative, systems biology-driven methodologies that offer improved power to detect the contribution of low-risk genetic factors to drug-induced serious adverse events (SAEs).