Associate Professor of Mathematics and Data Science
Majid Jaberi-Douraki, Ph.D., is an associate professor of mathematics and data science. He also is an affiliated researcher with the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University.
Jaberi-Douraki's research broadly involves computational and quantitative modeling, elements of statistical and machine learning, AI, as well as the development of predictive models in healthcare. He also conducts research in the areas of modeling of biological and epidemiological sciences and dynamical systems.
He leads the collaboration 1Data between K-State and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As part of the partnership, preclinical human and animal health data are cleaned and standardized and are then added to the 1data clearinghouse. Researchers at 1Data and around the world can then access and use this information to develop and test new therapeutics, drugs, and medical technologies for both humans and animals. In addition, he serves as the director of the FARAD program at K-State.
Under the 1Data environment, Jaberi-Douraki and his team developed 1DrugAssist. Currently, the program is in beta testing and is intended to serve as a platform for precision and individualized medicine. Using the demographic information of a patient with cancer or diabetes, healthcare providers or pharmacists are advised of the most appropriate therapeutic drugs for that particular patient. Jaberi is currently involved in a number of projects related to machine learning and data mining methods in medicine and healthcare, including research related to cancer and diabetes. These projects are supported and collaboratively conducted by doctors and scientists at Cleveland Clinic and Indiana University Cancer Center.
Researchers are continuing to refine the platform and plan to add more drugs and disease indications. They also developed a version of the program that veterinarians can use for companion animals.
He joined the team at K-State Olathe in July 2020.
His work is published in multiple scientific journals, including Advanced Functional Materials, eLife, PLoS Computational Biology, Cancers, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceuticals, Nature Scientific Reports, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Animals, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Companion Animal Medicine, Journal of Animal Science, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Nanotoxicology, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Frontiers in Public Health, Journal of Theoretical Biology, PLoS ONE and Mathematical Biosciences.
He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Isfahan, a master's degree in applied mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Laval in Canada.
Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in mathematical modeling of physiological systems at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and in mathematical modeling of infectious disease epidemiology at York University in Toronto, Canada.