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Geoffrey Siwo

Research Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA (2014)
Bsc Biomedical science and Technology, Egerton University, Kenya (2005)

I am a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan (Department of Internal Medicine) and research associate at the Michigan Center for Global Health Equity. My research leverages AI and other computational approaches as a means to provide insights into fundamental biological processes, accelerate the pace of drug discovery and enhance equitable advances in genomic medicine. I am a Co-founder of Anza Biotechnologies, a startup focussed on accelerating discovery and  sustainable manufacturing of therapeutics. Previously, I was a research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame, lead researcher at IBM Research Africa and a co-founder of Helix Nanotechnologies, a DNA nanotechnology company. My work has been featured in several media including CNN, USA Today, Fast Company, Ozy, among other media.


AI for de novo drug discovery; AI/Ml for precision oncology and global health

University Affiliation(s)

Center for RNA Biomedicine | IHPI | MiCHAMP

Research Area(s)

Artificial Intelligence | Bioinformatics | Computational Biology | Data science / Analytics / AI | Deep neural networks | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Global Health


  • Principal investigator of: The Genotype-Phenotype Map: A bridge between high-throughput omics datasets and routine laboratory tests
  • Co-investigator of: Leveraging Data Science for Mental Health Outcomes using Sleep and Circadian Rhythm in US and Africa
  • Principal investigator of: An open, responsible AI system for causal reasoning using health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSS) data in LMICs
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