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

Latest from @andrewsu

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  • DrugMechDB: A Curated Database of Drug Mechanisms September 16, 2023
    Computational drug repositioning methods have emerged as an attractive and effective solution to find new candidates for existing therapies, reducing the time and cost of drug development. Repositioning methods based on biomedical knowledge graphs typically offer useful supporting biological evidence. This evidence is based on reasoning chains or subgraphs that connect a drug to a […]
    Adriana Carolina Gonzalez-Cavazos
  • BioThings Explorer: a query engine for a federated knowledge graph of biomedical APIs September 14, 2023
    SUMMARY: Knowledge graphs are an increasingly common data structure for representing biomedical information. These knowledge graphs can easily represent heterogeneous types of information, and many algorithms and tools exist for querying and analyzing graphs. Biomedical knowledge graphs have been used in a variety of applications, including drug repurposing, identification of drug targets, prediction of drug […]
    Jackson Callaghan

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!