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Robel Kahsay Robel Kahsay
Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Office Phone: 302-695-3661
Email: Email
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine


  • BS, Physics, University of Asmara, 1996
  • Master of Science, University of Delaware, 2000
  • PhD - Doctor of Philiosophy, University of Delaware, 2005


As an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and
while working at DuPont’s Central Research and Development as a senior
computational scientist, I have applied my extensive informatics
experience in the management and analysis of biological data to develop
various bioinformatics algorithms and robust data analysis pipelines
supporting diverse research groups in the field of biological sciences
research. My current research focus is on the use of innovative
technologies for building analysis engines that feed on high throughput
heterogeneous biological datasets to extract actionable knowledge, and
making this knowledge available to the research community through
advanced interfaces and automated APIs. In addition to my research
activities, I mentor graduate students in the bioinformatics program and
provide direct hands on training in the field of High Performance
Computing (HPC) for high throughput data analysis.


Merck; 05/2016 – 05/2018
Vaccine NGS data analysis
Rapid and accurate virus detection from NGS data
Role: PD/PI (multi-PI).

Otsuka; 07/2017 – 02/2018
Piloting Internet2 and HIVE for Big Data Analytics Related to Mental
Role: PD/PI (multi-PI)

FIND; 08/2017
Gap analysis of the WGS bioinformatics pipeline and evaluation of
Role: PD/PI (multi-PI).

U01GM125267 (Mazumder); 04/01/2017 – 03/31/2022
Computational and Informatics Resources and Tools for Glycoscience
Role: Key personnel.

U01CA215010 (Mazumder); 04/01/2017 – 03/31/2020
Integration of comprehensive cancer mutation and expression-associated
data for biomarker evaluation and discovery
Role: Key personnel.

BAA-12-00118 (Mazumder); 10/2015 – 09/2020
Development of NGS standards.
Our aim is to develop a NGS analysis pipeline in HIVE and create
standardized workflows for regulatory sciences.
Role: Key personnel.
BAA-12-00121 (Mazumder); 10/2015 – 09/2017
Glycoproteomics Data-Analysis Pipeline for Vaccines and Biosimilars.
Our aim is to develop a glycoproteomics analysis pipeline.
Role: Key personnel.

CCNS91106F (Denny); 11/2014 - 09/2024
NIH/NIAID sub-award
External Quality Assurance Program Oversight Laboratory (EQAPOL)
Role: Key personnel.


BIOC6242 Big Data and Statistics
BIOC6281 Introduction to Clinical Bioinformatics

Community Service

Member of The Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE) which advises the Dean and provides oversight of
the learning environment for students and residents at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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