Dr. Andrea Bild trained as a pharmacologist with a specialization in genomics and cancer cell biology. Her research program has established the development and clinical translation of a systems biology framework for personalized medicine genomics. Specifically, her research has enabled 1) investigations of signaling pathways and networks in a physiologically relevant setting: patient tumors; 2) algorithms to personalize matching of effective drugs to patients; and 3) systems-guided clinical trials with novel therapeutic strategies. Dr. Bild has also developed and founded the Genome Science Program at the University of Utah in order to train students and scientists in genomics and systems biology as well as create a rich collaborative structure for faculty across campus with expertise in this field.
Andrea Bild, Ph.D., serves as professor in the Division of Molecular Pharmacology within the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research. She comes to City of Hope from the University of Utah, where she was an associate professor and director of Genome Sciences.
Dr. Bild obtained her B.S. at the University of Florida, her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, and carried out her postdoctoral training at Duke University.
Dr. Bild’s research program focuses on cancer, and uses large-scale translational genomic and pharmacological studies to interrogate and treat tumor heterogeneity and evolution to refractory states. She has led multiple collaborative groups with the goal of characterizing and treating cancer.
As a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and principal investigator of multi-institutional grants, her team focuses on the development and application of multi-omic tools in the clinic for cancer prevention and treatment. With clinician collaborators, Dr. Bild’s team has initiated and carried out multiple clinical trials that use systems biology and genomic characterization of patient tumors to prevent cancer resistance and progression.