Raphael Gottardo, PhD

Raphael Gottardo, PhD

Scientific Director, Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Affiliate Professor, Statistics
University of Washington


University of Washington, 2005, PhD (Statistics)
Portland State University, 2002, MS (Statistics)
Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur de Lyon, 2001, MS (Mathematics)

Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center

Dr. Gottardo heads Fred Hutch’s Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center, which launched in November 2018. This cross-divisional, collaborative research effort will enable the Hutch to leverage recent advances — and spur future innovation — in large-scale biological experiments, computational methods and infrastructure. Dr. Gottardo’s leadership will help position Fred Hutch as an incubator for new computational tools and methodologies and as a translator of data-driven discoveries into improved patient care.

Research Interests

  • Developing methods and tools for high-throughput, high-dimensional experiments with applications in vaccine research, immunology and immunotherapy
  • Data integration for immune-correlate studies
  • Single-cell analysis (cytometry, CyTOF and single-cell RNA-seq)
  • Bayesian inference and computation
  • Statistical computing

Teaching/Mentoring Interests

  • Teaching courses in stochastic modeling, bioinformatics and statistical computing
  • Supervising biostatistics and statistics doctoral students on statistical-methods research for high-dimensional omics data analysis

Current Studies

  • Statistical and computational analysis of flow cytometry data
  • Development of statistical and computational methods for single-cell genomics
  • Immune responses to malaria and HIV infection and immunization within the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC)
  • Development of the HIPC database and research portal (www.immunespace.org)
  • Contribution to the Bioconductor project, an open computing resource for genomics
  • Leadership for the Vaccine and Immunology Statistical Center of the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Leadership for the Vaccine Statistical Support (VSS) Global Health Vaccine Accelerating Platform (GH-VAP) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Contact Information

(206) 667-4076
(206) 667-4378
Additional contact

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