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Ruben Abagyan

Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Structural molecular biophysics

rabagyan [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Vineet Bafna

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Graduate and Undergraduate Program Director, Bioinformatics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Bioinformatics Algorithms, Proteomics, Population Genetics

vbafna [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4978
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Nuno Bandeira

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Bioinformatics and computational mass spectrometry

nbandeira [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-8666
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Vikas Bansal

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics

Research Focus: Computational tools for variant calling, haplotyping and analysis of rare variants in disease association studies

vibansal [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 246-1810
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Philip Bourne

Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Structural Bioinformatics

pbourne [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 354-8301
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Steve Briggs

Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Stem Cell Identity

sbriggs [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-5372
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Hannah Carter

Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Machine Learning, Cancer, Personalized Medicine and Genetic Variation

hkcarter [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4706
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Pieter Dorrestein

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Biosynthesis

pdorrestein [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-6607
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Joseph Ecker

Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Molecular biology and genetics of plants

ecker [at] salk [dot] edu
(858) 453-4100 x1752
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Robert El-Kareh

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

  • Decision Support Systems

Research Focus: Biomedical Informatics

relkareh [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-7776
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Charles Elkan

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Artificial Intelligence

celkan [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-8897
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Ronald M. Evans

Professor and Director, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

evans [at] salk [dot] edu
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Kelly Frazer

Professor, Pediatrics

  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control

Research Focus: Biomarker Discovery, Cancer, Cancer Genomics, Functional Genomics, Genomics, High Through-put Sequencing

kafrazer [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 246-0208
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Yoav Freund

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics

Research Focus: Machine learning, computational statistics

yfreund [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Terry Gaasterland

Professor and Director of Scripps Genome Center, Marine Biology Research Division

  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control

Research Focus: Computational Analysis of Human, Novel, and Microbial Genomesnomes

tgaasterland [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4600
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Michael Gilson

Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Computer-aided drug discovery

mgilson [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-0622
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Christopher Glass

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Systems Biology of Inflammation

cglass [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-6011
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Joseph Gleeson

Professor/HHMI Investigator, Neurosciences (School of Medicine)

  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control

Research Focus: Neurosciences, Brain Development, Cell Proliferation, Neurogenetics, Seizures

jogleeson [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-3535
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Lawrence Goldstein

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Intracellular Movement in Neurons

lgoldstein [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-9702
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Nan Hao

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Dynamic regulation of signaling and transcriptional networks in single cells

nhao [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-1766
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Olivier Harismendy

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Translational Genomics, Cancer, Regulatory Genetic Variation

oharismendy [at] ucsd [dot] edu
858-246-0248
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Jeff Hasty

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Biodynamics

jmhasty [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-3442
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Nate Heintzman

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Diabetes, Personalized Medicine, Genomics, Wireless

nheintzman [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Michael Holst

Professor, Mathematics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computation, Protein Electrostatics

mholst [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-4899
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Vivian Hook

Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Peptide Neurotransmitters, Protease Mechanisms

vhook [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-6682
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Chun-Nan Hsu

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics
  • Data Models and Knowledge Representation
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing

Research Focus: Genome-Wide Association Studies, Phenotype and Exposure Data, Citation Network Analysis

hunnan [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-2690
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Xiaohua Huang

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control

Research Focus: Genomics, Nanostructure Fabrication

x2huang [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-2155
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Terence Hwa

Professor, Physics
Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Genetic and biomolecular circuits, Metabolism and growth physiology, Self-organization and pattern formation in biofilm and development

thwa [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-7263
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Trey Ideker

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Biological Networks, Cellular Modeling

tideker [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4558
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Suckjoon Jun

Assistant Professor, Physics
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Biophysics. Use physics and engineering to explain why biological systems are the way they are.

jun [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-2384
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Amy Kiger

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Genomics, Cellular Morphogenesis, RNAi, Image Analysis of Microscopy Data

akiger [at] biomail [dot] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4594
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Hyeon-eui Kim

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Data Models and Knowledge Representation

Research Focus: Impact of information technology on patient care. Clinical decision support systems. Consumer health informatics.

hyk038 [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4368
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Richard Kolodner

Professor, School of Medicine

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Gene recombination

rkolodner [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-7804
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Julie Law

Assistant Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Chromatin modifications, epigenetics, genomics, gene regulation

jlaw [at] salk [dot] edu
(858) 453-4100 x1880
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Nathan E. Lewis

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Systems biology approaches for integration of disparate data types to study diseases involving metabolism, glycobiology, and to guide cell engineering for drug development.

n4lewis [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 246-1876
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Andrew McCammon

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Enzymes and Ligand Binding

jmccammon [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-2905
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Andrew McCulloch

Professor, Bioengineering

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Mathematical Modeling of Heart Cells and Tissue

amcculloch [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-2547
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Christian Metallo

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Metabolism, system biology, mass spectrometry, flux analysis, cancer, stem cell biology

cmetallo [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Eran Mukamel

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Computational neuroscience, brain cell differentiation and development, computational analysis of brain-network dynamics

emukamel [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Lucila Ohno-Machado

Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics

Research Focus: Biomedical Informatics, predictive modeling, biomedical data analytics

machado [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4931
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Bernhard Palsson

Professor, Bioengineering

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Cell and Tissue Engineering, Cellular Event Analysis

bpalsson [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-5668
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Pavel Pevzner

Professor and Ronald R Taylor Chair, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Computational Molecular Biology

ppevzner [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4365
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Sergei L. Kosakovsky Pond

Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine

  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Predictive Modeling and Personalized Medicine
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Computational biology, molecular evolution, phylogenetics and statistical genetics with an emphasis on HIV evolution

spond [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(619) 543-8898
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Anjana Rao

Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Understanding how signalling pathways control gene expression, using T cells and other cells of the immune system as models

anrao [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Bing Ren

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Graduate Program Associate Director, Bioinformatics

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Gene Regulatory Networks

biren [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-5766
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Doug Richman

Professor, Pathology

  • Comparative and Population Genomics

Research Focus: HIV disease and pathogenesis

drichman [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 552-8585
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Scott Rifkin

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Evolutionary Biology-Patterns of Gene Expression

sarifkin [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-5748
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Michael Rosenfeld

Professor, School of Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Mammalian Neurosystem Development

mrosenfeld [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-5858
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Konrad Scheffler

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics

Research Focus: Probabilistic models of molecular evolution

kscheffler [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(619) 543-6347
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Nicholas Schork

Professor, Scripps Research Institute

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics

Research Focus: Developing mathematical, statistical, and computational models and tools to study the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases

nschork [at] scripps [dot] edu
(858) 554-5704
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Julian Schroeder

Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Research Focus: Plant Signal Transduction

jischroeder [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-7759
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Dorothy Sears

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Mechanisms and biomarkers of nsulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, PPARgamma, inflammation

dsears [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-8898
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Jonathan Sebat

Chief, Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Comparative and Population Genomics
  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control

Research Focus: Genome informatics, psychiatric genetics, copy number variation (CNV), de novo mutation

jsebat [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858)534-6526
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Shankar Subramaniam

Professor, Bioengineering

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Functional Genomics

shankar [at] sdsc [dot] edu
(858) 822-0986
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Gurol Suel

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Identifying systems-level design principles of cellular differentiation circuits

gsuel [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-0036
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Palmer Taylor

Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy

  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Neurotransmission Biochemistry

pwtaylor [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-1366
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Susan Taylor

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Relationship of CAPK Structure to Function

staylor [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-3677
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Glenn Tesler

Associate Professor, Mathematics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Comparative and Population Genomics

Research Focus: Combinatorics, Genome Rearrangements, Genome Assembly

gptesler [at] math [dot] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-5931
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Roger Tsien

Professor, Pharmacology

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Molecular Engineering, Synaptic Plasticity, CAPKs

rtsien [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-4891
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Inder Verma

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Proto-oncogenes, Tumor-Suppressor Genes, Gene Therapy

iverma [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 453-4100
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Staal Vinterbo

Associate Adjunct Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Privacy Technology, Data Sharing, and Big Data Analytics

Research Focus: Methods for synthesis and adaptation of predictive models. Methods for disclosure control in disseminated data.

svinterbo [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4388
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Yingxiao (Peter) Wang

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Molecular engineering for cellular imaging and reprogramming, quantitative bio-image with applications in mechano-biology of stem cells and cancer

yiw015 [at] eng [dot] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4502
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Wei Wang

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology

Research Focus: Gene Regulatory Networks, Protein Specificity

wei-wang [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-4240
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Ruth Williams

Professor, Mathematics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology
  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes

rjwilliams [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-6446
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Christopher Woelk

Assistant Professor; Dir., Genomics Core, CFAR, School of Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Infectious diseases, biomarker identification, gene expression, microbial genomics, molecular evolution, innate immunity

cwoelk [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 552-8585 x7193
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Roy Wollman

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Processes, and Biological Circuits

Research Focus: Self-Organization in biological systems

rwollman [at] ucsd [dot] edu
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Ronghui (Lily) Xu

Professor, Mathematics

  • Quantitative Foundations of Computational Biology

Research Focus: High dimensional data analysis, Imaging Random effects models, Survival analysis, Clinical trials

rxu [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-6380
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Gene Yeo

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Post-transcriptional gene regulation and Stem Cell Biology

geneyeo [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-9321
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Jason Young

Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Open source biomedical/clinical research software development. Infectious disease transmission research. Functional genomics.

jay007 [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(619) 543-8073
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Alex Zambon

Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics

  • Bioinformatics Applications in Human Disease

Research Focus: Cell cycle, apoptosis, systems biology

azambon [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 534-0846
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Kun Zhang

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: We are developing genome technologies based on single-molecule sequencing, single-cell manipulation/amplification, and chip-based synthesis and manipulation of complex DNA libraries. We are applying these novel technologies to stem cell research and personalized medicine.

kzhang [at] bioeng [dot] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 822-7876
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Sheng Zhong

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

  • Epigenomics and Gene Expression Control
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

Research Focus: Development of molecular technologies, Stem Cell, Epigenomics, Single-cell Technologies, Statistical Methods, Algorithm, Network Models

szhong [at] ucsd [dot] edu
(858) 246-1118
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