Elana J. Fertig, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2022
For outstanding contributions to cancer systems biology and multi-omics.

Johns Hopkins Machine Learning Tool Can Identify Tumor Cell Interactions

Via Health IT Analytics | May 12, 2023

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Convergence Institute and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a machine learning (ML) model capable of identifying molecular interactions among the cells in and around tumors.

The tool, known as SpaceMarkers, leverages spatial transcriptomics, a type of technology that helps measure gene expression within a tissue sample using the genes’ locations in cells.

The press release indicates that by understanding both these intercellular interactions in the tumor microenvironment and the molecular profiles of individual cells, researchers can gain insights into tumor progression… Continue reading.


Dr. Elana Fertig Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Elana J. Fertig, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University to its College of Fellows. Dr. Fertig was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to cancer systems biology and multi-omics.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation, and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.