Richard Moffitt


Richard Moffitt     
Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director,
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Stony Brook Cancer Center
Department of Pathology
Department of Pharmacological Sciences
HSC L3-045G
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 638-2271
Bioinformatics, personalized medicine, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, mixture modeling.
Dr. Moffitt received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and completed his postdoctoral research in the Lineberger Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina. He joined the BMI department at Stony Brook University in 2017.
The Moffitt lab uses bioinformatics and engineering approaches to improve scientific understanding and patient care in cancer, with a focus on pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Dr. Moffitt’s current research
projects include:
  • Predictive models in pancreatic adenocarcinoma, with a focus on precision medicine and patient response to therapy.
  • Mixture modeling and next generation sequencing techniques to study tumor, stromal and immune contributions to tumor biology
  • Translational bioinformatics and biostatistics methods development for tumor biology and medical data.

Real-time genomic characterization of advanced pancreatic cancer to enable precision medicine
AJ Aguirre, JA Nowak, ND Camarda, RA Moffitt, AA Ghazani, ...
2018, Cancer Discovery, CD-18-0275

Integrated Genomic Characterization of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network
2017, Cancer Cell 32 (2), 185-203. E13

Comprehensive Pan-Genomic Characterization of Adrenocortical Carcinoma
S Zheng, AD Cherniack, N Dewal, RA Moffitt, L Danilova, BA Murray, ...
2016, Cancer Cell 29 (5), 723-736

Virtual microdissection identifies distinct tumor-and stroma-specific subtypes of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
RA Moffitt, R Marayati, EL Flate, KE Volmar, SGH Loeza, KA Hoadley, ...
2015, Nature genetics 47 (10), 1168-117

BMI502 Life Science for Biomedical Informatics
BMI517 Current Research in Signaling Pathways, Biochemistry, and Tissue Morphology of Disease
BMI530 Software Development in Biomedical Informatics, cross-listed as part of the Vertically Integrated Projects program

Lucie Chrastecka – PhD Student, Pharmacological Sciences
Ki Oh – MSTP student, Biomedical Informatics
Luke Torre-Healy - MSTP student, Biomedical Informatics


Moffitt lab photo


Anuva Banwasi - Simons Summer Research Program Scholar
Rishabh Rout - Simons Summer Research Program Scholar
Ryan Kawalerski - Undergraduate, Biochemistry & AMS, now at Johns Hopkins MD/PhD
Virginia Ma - Simons Summer Research Program Scholar, now at Harvard BS