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Eric A. Stahlberg, Ph.D.

Director, Cancer Data Science Initiatives


Dr. Eric Stahlberg was named director of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at the Frederick National Laboratory in September 2018. He has been instrumental in establishing the Frederick National Laboratory’s high-performance computing initiative and in assembling scientific teams across multiple, complex organizations to advance predictive oncology.  

Stahlberg first joined the Frederick National Laboratory in 2011 to form and direct the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research Bioinformatics Core, which helped build intramural research collaborations between the national laboratory and the National Cancer Institute. 

Since then, Stahlberg has played a leadership role in many key partnerships, including a major collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Energy. Under the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C), the National Cancer Institute and Department of Energy are accelerating progress in precision oncology and computing. The collaboration is rooted in three major national initiatives; the Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Strategic Computing Initiative, and the Cancer Moonshot.

Stahlberg has spearheaded the Frederick National Laboratory’s contributions to a number of JDACS4C projects, including ATOM and CANDLE. He helped launch and support the annual meeting series, Frontiers in Predictive Oncology and Computing. In 2017, he was recognized as one of FCW‘s Federal 100. Stahlberg holds a Ph.D. in computational chemistry from The Ohio State University.