Henry A. Gabb

Photo of Henry A. Gabbgabbiii2 [at] illinois.edu

Advisor: 

Areas of Research: 

The interface between computation and life science has always fascinated me. While studying medical informatics, I came across an interesting case of a chemotherapy drug that sometimes had no effect or could harm the patient depending on the presence of specific genetic markers. The information about these biomarkers had languished in the literature for many years but it was spread across many disciplines. Scientists have trouble keeping up with the literature in their own fields much less several fields. This is an information science problem that could be solved with natural language processing and data and text mining techniques. My goal is to mine the vast scientific literature and genetic databases for biomarkers that predict drug efficacy.

Education: 

PhD, Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
MS, Medical Informatics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
BS, Biochemistry, Louisiana State University

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

Frederic Y. Bois, Nazanin Golbamaki-Bakhtyari, Simona Kovarich, Cleo Tebby, Henry A. Gabb, and Emmanuel Lemazurier. "High-Throughput Analysis of Ovarian Cycle Disruption by Mixtures of Aromatase Inhibitors." Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7).

Related Topics

Data Curation, text mining, natural language processing, biological and health informatics, information access and retrieval