The Su Lab

Applying the tools of computer science and statistics to the pursuit of biomedical discovery

Welcome to the home page for the lab of Andrew Su. Our group works in the field of bioinformatics, and is located at the Scripps Research Institute in sunny La Jolla, California. Please browse around the site to get an overview of our research, to meet our team members, and to read our blog.

Our Research

Our group embraces the data mining challenges that have resulted from high-throughput, multi-dimensional and multi-modal biology. We have many ongoing research projects that span multiple disease areas in collaborations with some of the world’s experts in these areas.

We have a strong interest in in making biomedical knowledge more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (F.A.I.R.). In support of this goal, we build user friendly tools, resources, and infrastructure to support the bleeding edge of biomedical research.

We harness the collective efforts of the community (both researchers and the general public) towards solving grand challenges in biology. These “community intelligence” initiatives are powerful because they scale with the explosive growth of data generation in science.

The laboratory of Dr. Andrew Su works in a highly interwoven collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Chunlei Wu. Our research is primarily funded by NIH grants to Andrew, Chunlei and to our many collaborators here at Scripps Research and at outside institutions.

What’s New

Tracking the New Strains of COVID-19

Scripps Research is tracking the prevalence of new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, in an interactive dashboard for viewing daily reports.

Latest from @andrewsu

RSS Latest Publication

  • A protocol for adding knowledge to Wikidata: aligning resources on human coronaviruses January 23, 2021
    CONCLUSIONS: Although this workflow is developed and applied in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to demonstrate its broader applicability it was also applied to other human coronaviruses (MERS, SARS, human coronavirus NL63, human coronavirus 229E, human coronavirus HKU1, human coronavirus OC4).
    Andra Waagmeester
  • Multi-Omics Database Analysis of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases in Cancer December 3, 2020
    Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) are key enzymes in the mRNA translation machinery, yet they possess numerous non-canonical functions developed during the evolution of complex organisms. The aaRSs and aaRS-interacting multi-functional proteins (AIMPs) are continually being implicated in tumorigenesis, but these connections are often limited in scope, focusing on specific aaRSs in distinct cancer subtypes. Here, we […]
    Justin Wang

Who We Are

Andrew Su

Andrew Su

Andrew is a Professor at the Scripps Research Institute in the Department of Integrative, Structural and Computational Biology. His research focuses on building and applying bioinformatics infrastructure for biomedical discovery.

Our Team

Our Team

We are a motley crew joined together by a common belief in open and participatory science. Our backgrounds are diverse and we believe that these different talents and expertise build a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Our Collaborators

Our Collaborators

We collaborate with some experts across many different disciplines of research from multiple areas of disease research to machine learning and crowdsourced knowledge management.

Join us!

Join us!

Are you interested in doing highly collaborative science with both experimental and computational colleagues? We are always interested in recruiting talented individuals to join our team. If you fit that description, please get in touch!