Arthur P Goldberg

Arthur P Goldberg, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Autism, Autophagy, Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetics, Computational Biology, Computer Simulation, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

Professor Goldberg has a degree in Astrophysics from Harvard and a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA. He entered bioinformatics after a distinguished career researching distributed software at IBM Research and network protocol performance at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

As a Research Scientist in Bioinformatics in the Plant Systems Biology Laboratory at NYU he co-designed and co-implemented the Virtual Plant System, which provides tools to conveniently visualize and analyze gene expression and network data about the model plant Arabidopsis and crops.

At Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Goldberg co-designed and co-developed the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics, a website that enables researchers to visualize and analyze multiple types of cancer genetic data. The cBioPortal stores all of the NCI’s reduced Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data, along with data from multiple other studies.

As a member of the Seaver Autism Center in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Prof. Goldberg studies the genetic causes of autism. He is the founding Director of the Bioinformatic Hub for the NIMH-funded Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC). The Hub stores published and unpublished sequence data and called variants from autism studies by ASC members and provides secure, shared data access and cluster computing to ASC members. Dr. Goldberg has built a three person bioinformatics team for the Seaver Center.


BA, Harvard College

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles