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Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Education

Postdoctoral training in Immunology
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Ph.D. in Biomathematics
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

M.S. in Biomathematics
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

B.A. in Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Experience and Research Interests

Dr. Cowell has built a research program focused on the development of bioinformatics and computational biology methods for studying the immune system and infectious diseases.  In particular, her work has focused on the somatic diversification of antigen receptor-encoding genes and the development of computable representations of qualitative biological and clinical information. Within each of these areas, she has developed projects that emphasize methodologic development as well as projects focused on answering specific biological questions. 

Min Soo Kim, M.S.
Computational Biologist II

Education

M.S. in Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics
San Diego State University, California

B.S. in Biochemistry
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Experience and Research Interests

I started my research doing protein structure modeling using mass spectrometry and 2D NMR data during my senior undergraduate year at York University. I continued my research on protein structure modeling studying monoclonal antibody/antigen binding with X-ray crystallography and molecular dynamics modeling techniques. For my master’s research,  I worked in a large-scale Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) project for identifying the genetic mechanism of drug resistance in tuberculosis. My proficiencies include protein structure modeling, NGS data analysis, programming in various languages, and high-performance computing environments. 

Inimary Toby, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist II

Education

Postdoctoral training, FAA- Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Genomics Team, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

B.A. in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee

Experience and Research Interests

After my undergraduate studies, I worked for a Biotech company studying waste disposal methods in soil.  Following that, I pursued graduate studies and my thesis research project was focused on pulmonary hypertension.  We utilized cells and animals to study disease pathogenesis and explore therapeutic options.  Subsequently, my postdoctoral training was concentrated on genomics and specifically I worked on a project using a combination of wet bench and computational approaches to analyze blood samples from clinical studies.  Later, I joined a Bioinformatics core facility and began managing data obtained from sequencing studies for clinical cases and various microorganisms.  My research interests are in utilizing computational methods to facilitate the analysis of big data and particularly developing strategies to enable accurate interpretation of genome data.