Message from the Founding Director of the Discovery Systems Laboratory, Constantin Aliferis:
It is a with a feeling of serious loss that I am leaving Vanderbilt University and the Discovery Systems Laboratory which I founded in 2001 and have been directing since that time until October of 2008, in order to pursue the exciting undertaking of being the Founding Director of the Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics at New York University. The DSL team worked hard over the years on a number of scientific goals. I wish to congratulate the lab's members for their achievements...[Click here for full message]

DSL Members & Collaborators

[Full-Time Faculty]    [Adjunct Faculty]    [Trainees]    [Programmers]    [Administrative Staff]

[Collaborating Faculty from Vanderbilt]    [Collaborators Outside Vanderbilt]    [Graduates]    [Former Employees]

Full-time faculty

Hua Xu, Ph.D.

Director of Discovery Systems Laboratory, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics

Adjunct faculty

Subramani Mani, Ph.D.

Constantin F. Aliferis, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center of Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (New York University), Associate Professor of Pathology (New York University School of Medicine), Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics (Vanderbilt University)

Ioannis Tsamardinos, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics (Vanderbilt University), Assistant Professor of Computer Science (University of Crete, Greece)


Yukun Chen, M.S.

Ph.D. Student


Min Jiang

Health Systems Analyst Programmer

Anushi Shah

Health Systems Analyst Programmer

Yukun Chen, M.S.

Research Assistant

Administrative Staff

Doug McCoy

Administrative Assistant II

Collaborating Vanderbilt Faculty

Thomas Yankeelov, Ph.D. (Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering)

Mia Levy , M.D. (Biomedical Informatics)

Fern FitzHenry, R.N., Ph.D. (Biomedical Informatics)

William Pao, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine)

Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S. (Biomedical Informatics)

Judy Aschner, M.D. (Pediatrics)

Hendrik Weitkamp, M.D. (Pediatrics)

Asli Ozdas, Ph.D. (Biomedical Informatics)

Joshua C Denny, M.D., M.S. (Biomedical Informatics)

Qingxia (Cindy) Chen, Ph.D. (Biostatistics)

Frank E. Harrell Jr, Ph.D. (Biostatistics)

Lily Wang, Ph.D. (Biostatistics)

Donald Compton, Ph.D. (Kennedy Center)

Lynn S. Fuchs, Ph.D. (Kennedy Center)

Doug Fuchs, Ph.D. (Kennedy Center)

Douglas Hardin, Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Pierre Massion, M.D. (Medicine)

Douglas H. Fisher, Ph.D. (EECS)

Collaborators Outside Vanderbilt

Shyam Visweswaran, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

Alexander Statnikov, M.S., M.S., Ph.D. (New York University)

Gregory F. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

Theodore Kotchen, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Peter Spirtes, Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University)


Laura Brown, M.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Laurence Fu, M.S., Ph.D.

Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, M.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Alexander Statnikov, M.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Eva Kasparova, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow

Lewis Frey, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow

Currently Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics (University of Utah)

Firas Wehbe, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Former Employees

Jane McLaughlin

Yerbolat Dosbayev

Scientific Programmer

Alexander Statnikov, M.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Programmer

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