Alison Callahan is a research scientist in the Center for Biomedical Informatics and a member of the Shah Lab. Her work involves research and development of informatics methods for the analysis of biomedical and clinical data, to derive insights and inform medical decision making.
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.