Ludwig Geistlinger, PhD

Ludwig Geistlinger, PhD

Senior Computational Biologist

Center for Computational Biomedicine

Harvard Medical School


Dr. Ludwig Geistlinger is a Computational Biologist at the Center of Computational Biomedicine, taking a leading role in its mission to support the broad use of leading-edge computational and analytic methods at Harvard Medical School. Prior to his work at CCB, Dr. Geistlinger completed a PhD in bioinformatics focusing on network-based analysis of gene expression data at the University of Munich, Germany; and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he analyzed the effects of structural genome variation on gene expression. He then held a post-doctoral research position in the lab of Levi Waldron at the School of Public Health of the City University of New York, where he developed integrative and scalable solutions for cancer genomics in R/Bioconductor. Dr. Geistlinger’s research interests are in computational biology and biostatistics, with applications in single-cell and bulk RNA-seq analysis, gene set and network enrichment analysis, copy number variation analysis, human microbiome analysis, and multi-omic analysis in the cancer genomics field.