Dr. Arvind Mer

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine
Cross-appointed, School of Electr. Eng. & Computer Science
Investigator, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology
Affiliate Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
amer [at] uottawa [dot] ca

Dr. Arvind Mer earned his Bachelor of Technology in biotechnology. He graduated with a Master of Technology in computational and systems biology from Jawaharlal Nehru University India . He was awarded a Helmholtz Graduate School fellowship to pursue doctoral studies. Dr. Mer earned a doctorate in bioinformatics and machine learning from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany at the Miguel Andrade group. He then went on to postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institutet Sweden at the Mattias Rantalainen group. Afterward, he became a postdoctoral fellow in the Benjamin Haibe-Kains lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Toronto. In 2021, Dr. Mer established his own research group at the University of Ottawa.
His research focuses on the integration and mining of high-throughput omics data using machine learning in order to advance personalized medicine and a better understanding of disease.