Computational, Systems and Synthetic Biology

Faculty studying computational, systems and synthetic biology

Reid Alisch

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Neurological Surgery
The role of epigenetics in human health and disease processes, particularly in relation to the origins of mental illness.

Alan Attie

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Biochemistry
Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases

Karl Broman

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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Statistical problems in genetics and genomics, particularly methods for identifying genes contributing to variation in complex traits in experimental organisms.

Timothy Donohue

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Bacteriology
Unlocking the secrets of microbes to benefit society

Audrey Gasch

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Medical Genetics
Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses

David Hershey

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Bacteriology
Mechanisms of surface colonizatoin in bacteria, mechanosensing, extracellular matrix biosynthesis

Gaelen Hess

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Biomolecular Chemistry
High-throughput functional genomics to investigate DNA repair and pathogenic effectors

Chris Todd Hittinger

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Genetics
Evolutionary genomics of yeast carbon metabolism with applications in brewing and bioenergy

Nancy Keller

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Fungal genetics, fungal/bacterial interactions, mining fungal genomes for bioactive chemicals

Judith Kimble

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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics
Molecular regulation of germ line self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

Brian Parks

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Nutritional Sciences
Leveraging genetics to understand the pathways and molecular mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases.

Bret Payseur

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Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Francisco Pelegri

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Genetics and Medical Genetics
Cellular and developmental mechanisms in the vertebrate egg-to-embryo transition, early cell fate specification

Caitlin Pepperell

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Medicine
Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens

Nicole Perna

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Genetics
Systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria

Jason Peters

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Pharmaceutical Sciences
Gene networks and genetic tools in bacteria.

John Pool

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Genetics
Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Aaron Ragsdale

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Integrative Biology
Population genetics, applied math, human history and genomics

Vatsan Raman

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Biochemistry
High-throughput functional assays, variant effect prediction, human and microbial genomics

Sushmita Roy

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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

David Schwartz

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Genetics and Chemistry
Discovery of fundamental molecular phenomena, which are harnessed within fully integrated systems for comprehensive genome analysis; creation of a cell-free system (“GenSyn”) for the direct fabrication of synthetic chromosomes, which adapt/advance micro- and nanofluidics technologies previously developed for genome analysis by the Schwartz group

Nathaniel Sharp

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Genetics
Mutation, Evolution, Genome Architecture, Genetic Variation, Sexual Selection

Daifeng Wang

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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Gene regulatory networks, functional genomics, genotype-phenotype prediction, single-cell biology, brain disorders

Donna Werling

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Genetics
Genetic risk for autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions, sex differences in neurobiology and risk for disease