Mark Abajian

Mark Abajian, BA

Applications Lead, Clinical Research Informatics


As an Application Lead for the SC CTSI, Mr. Abajian engineers the design, development, analysis, and deployment of web-based software supporting Clinical Research Informatics.  With a keen eye for detail, his services are crucial to the team's efforts in documentation, testing, and reporting. 

Contact Information
+1 (818) 726-0372

Professional Background

Mr. Abajian brings a wealth of experience in software engineering and systems administration.  Current expertise includes Python, web frameworks, and SQL, with legacy expertise in Fortran, C, C++, Java, and Perl.  He has designed databases, websites, and web services, tuned performance, configured servers, provided desktop support, and addressed numerous other facets of information technology.

Mr. Abajian comes to USC after a 21-year career at Caltech and JPL.  Past projects include:  controls for a Panorama Camera for a Mars rover, controls for the sensors on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, both for NASA; user interfaces and databases for NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute; and full-spectrum IT support for the Department of Energy's Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.             

Mr. Abajian is committed to providing robust and timely solutions for high-profile projects in support of the advancement of scientific and academic goals. 


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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.