Computational and Systems Biology Faculty
Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Somatic diversification of antigen receptor genes; repertoire characteristics as biomarkers of immune status and disease; host-pathogen interactions
Dustin Hancks, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Host-pathogen interactions, genetic conflicts, positive selection, genome evolution, innate immunity, evolutionary immunology, horizontal gene transfer, poxviruses, mutation, genetic disease, genomics
Gary Hon, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Developing (epi)genomic/bioinformatic tools to assess and predict the functions of regulatory elements, epigenetic biomarkers of disease state, epigenetics in development and disease, global regulation of mammalian gene expression, non-coding genome function
Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
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.
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
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D., Ph.D.,
Research Interests: Comparative genomics, epigenetics, and alternative splicing analyses relevant to brain evolution and cognitive disorders
W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
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.
Albert Montillo, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Developing state-of-the-art machine learning approaches to extract radiological imaging and imaging-genomic biomarkers and to engender personalized prognostics in neuroscience and oncological applications.
Satwik Rajaram, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Understanding tissue organization via machine learning; Intra-tumor heterogeneity; Computational image analysis and spatial statistics
Luke Rice, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Integrating structure, kinetics, and computation to understand the molecular determinants and regulatory mechanisms of microtubule dynamics
Elliott Ross, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cellular information processing; molecular mechanisms of G protein-mediated signaling: amplification, selectivity, response kinetics and signal integration
Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D.
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.
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., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Development of methods to study heteroplasmy and the somatic evolution of cancers.
Murat Cobanoglu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Active machine learning driven cancer drug discovery
Dan Heitjan, Ph.D., Professor
Research Interests: Clinical trial design and analysis; health economics; incomplete data; statistical modeling
Julia Kozlitina, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, genome-wide association studies
Tao Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Mouse genetics, immunology, cancer genomics, imaging analysis