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
Dustin Hancks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
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., 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.
Satwik Rajaram, Ph.D., Chair
Research Interests: Understanding tissue organization via machine learning; Intra-tumor heterogeneity; Computational image analysis and spatial statistics
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.
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., Assistant 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