Computational and Systems Biology Faculty
Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Genomic, genetic, and molecular approaches to autism spectrum disorders
Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Somatic diversification of antigen receptor genes; repertoire characteristics as biomarkers of immune status and disease; host-pathogen interactions
Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Regulation of cell morphogenesis during metastasis; roles of mechanics in cell survival and drug resistance
Tae Hyun Hwang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Bioinformatics, computational biology, network analysis, next generation sequencing analysis, machine learning, and big data analysis
Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Quantitative spatiotemporal structure-function relationships of multi-molecular assemblies; linking molecular and cellular behavior across multiple scales; computational image analysis and mathematical modeling.
Steve Jiang, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Personal high performance computing device to improve the efficiency and more importantly, to change the way we diagnose and treat patients in cancer radiotherapy.
W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Computational genomics. Using molecular, genetic, genomic, and computational approaches to understanding signal-regulated gene expression. Integrating data from different genomic platforms using computational approaches.
Luke Rice, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Integrating structure, kinetics, and computation to understand the molecular determinants and regulatory mechanisms of microtubule dynamics
Elliott Ross, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Cellular information processing; molecular mechanisms of G protein-mediated signaling: amplification, selectivity, response kinetics and signal integration
Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Improving treatments for cancer by applying computer science and statistical methodologies to analyzing high-throughput biological data. New models and tools are currently in development to assist the investigation of disease mechanisms and their related diagnostic innovations.
Xiaowei Zhan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Statistical genetics, forward genetics screening, statistical computation, next-generation sequencing, genetic association studies
These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.
Dominika Borek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Development of methods to study heteroplasmy and the somatic evolution of cancers.
Gary Hon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Integrating genomics and bioinformatics techniques to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the millions of non-coding regulatory elements encoded in our genomes precisely coordinate gene expression in developmental and disease contexts.
Julia Kozlitina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, genome-wide association studies.
Junmei Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Molecular mechanical force field development; virtual screenings for drug lead identification; Molecular dynamics simulations of protein folding and drug delivery; and rational protein design