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Faculty Trainers

GSTP Faculty Name /
Primary Department
Research Interests
Ansari, Aseem
Studying the regulation of gene expression at the interface of chemistry biology and genomics, dissecting genome-wide transcriptional cascades.
Asimakopoulous, Fotis
Genomic approaches to characterize multiple myeloma
Attie, Alan
Molecular genetics of diabetes & insulin resistance; cell biology of lipoprotein assembly and cholesterol trafficking.
Beebe, David
Biomedical Engineering
Design, fabrication, and testing of novel micro fabrication techniques; microdevices and microsystems designed to facilitate advances in biology.
Bresnick, Emery
Cell & Regenerative Biology
Multidisciplinary approaches to understand stem/progenitor cell function, blood cell development, and vascular biology.
Burkard, Mark
Medicine; Hematology-Oncology
Identification of genetic alterations in cancer cells; cancer genomics; targeted treatment strategies for breast cancer.

Broman, Karl

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Statistical problems in genetics, genomics and molecular biology. Development of improved methods for detecting and identifying genes contributing to variation in complex traits.
Coen, Michael
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Translational machine learning applied to medical datasets; applying machine learning to genomic analyses
Coon, Joshua
Development and application of new technologies and instrumentation for automated, large-scale whole protein characterization
Craven, Mark
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Development and application of machine-learning methods to inferring models of, and reasoning about,  networks of interactions among genes, proteins, clinmical and environmental factors, and phenotypes of interest.

Dewey, Colin

Biostatistics & Medical Informatics

Algorithms and statistical models for genomics
Donohue, Timothy
Studying synthesis and activity of proteins that function in critical energy generating pathways in Rhodobacter sphaeroides.
Dyer, Charles
Computer Sciences
Developing basic tools for controlling in real-time, either autonomously or interactively, a virtual camera of a real environment.
Engelman,  Corinne
Population Health Sciences
Genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Vitamin D deficiency
Fox, Catherine
Biomolecular Chemistry
Genomic and computational analyses of chromsome replication in eukaryotes
Gasch, Audrey
The genomics of yeast responses to environmental stress and starvation.
Gitter, Anthony
Morgridge Inst. for Research; Biostat. & Med. Informatics
Development of computational approaches to reconstruct signally pathways and transcriptional regulatory networks from multiple types of high throughput data.
Gould, Michael
Molecular genetics of mammary carcinogenesis and translation research in the area of breast cancer prevention and therapy.
Hittinger, Chris
Diversity and evolution of yeast carbon metabolism networks.
Hull, Christina M.
Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular biology of human fungal pathogens.
Kendziorski, Christina
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Development and application of statistical methods for gene mapping and gene expression array studies.
Kreeger, Pamela
Biomedical Engineering
Systems biology, ovarian cancer, endocrine signaling
Krysan, Patrick
Signal transduction in Arabidopsis thaliana with a focus on MAP kinase signaling pathways.  Functional genomics using A. thaliana.
Loewe, Laurence
Evolutionary systems biology, evolutionary genetics, species extinction, antibiotics resistance evolution, population genetics, systems biology, simulation, parameter estimation, distributed computing
Markley, John
NMR spectroscopy and its biological applications; structure function relationships in proteins; and stable-isotope assisted multinuclear NMR.
McMahon, Katherine
Civil & Environmental Engineering; Bacteriology
Microbial ecology of boh natural and engineering systems; metagenomic and post-genomic approaches to dissecting metaboism of bacteria specialized in sequestration of phosphorus in activated sludge.
Newton, Michael
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Developing statistical methods to address problems with the comparison ofexpression arrays.
Page, C. David
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Data mining and machine learning, with applications to bioinformatics,chemoinformatics, and health sciences; inductive learning programming.
Pagliarini, David
Investigation of the biochemical underpinnings of mitochondrial dysfunction in human diseases
Palecek, Sean
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Cellular engineering, intracellular signal transduction, cell and protein biosensors.
Payseur, Bret
Population genetic processes that determine patterns and levels of variation throughout the genome, including natural selection, recombination, and mutations.
Pepperell, Caitlin
Medical Microbiology & Immunology; Medicine
Force that shape evolution of human pahogens; influence of infection diseases on human evolution; effect of environment on population level patterns of infectious disease.
Perna, Nicole
Genome scale comparative analysis to identify the genetic elements that distinguish one complete genome from another.
Pfleger, Brian
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, biotechnology, protein engineering, natural products.
Pool, John
New inference methods for population genomic sequence data; genetic basis of parallel melanic evolution in Drosophila.
Ramanathan, Parmesh
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Characterization of the temporal dynamics of networks of gene interactions; longer-term goal, creation of a virtual foundry for genomic circuits.
Reed, Jennifer
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Systems biology, metabolic model development and analysis, metabolic engineering, biofuels, bioremediation, and biotechnology.
Rey, Federico
Gut bacterial metabolism and human health; microbial cross-feeding
Roy, Sushmita
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Inference of structure and function of regulatory networks; Comparative analysis of expression modules across species.
Sridharan, Rupa
Genetics; WID
Epigenetics of cell fate change.
Saha, Kris
Biomedical Engineering
Use of human stem cells together with emerging engineering methods in material science and synthetic biology to model human disease and advance personalized medicine.
Schwartz, David C.
GSTP Program Director
Chemistry / Genetics
Chemistry and biology of single molecule systems with applications to genomic sciences.
Shavlik, Jude
Computer Sciences

Machine learning and datamining applied to biomedical tasks such as microarray ("gene chip") analysis and design, protein-structure determination, and information extraction from on-line biomedical text.

Shusta, Eric
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Development of an in vitro model of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB);analysis of membrane proteome of the BBB.
Skop, Ahna
Cytokinesis and cell cycle proteomics.
Smith, Lloyd
Development and application of novel methods and approaches for the analysis and manipulation of biomolecules.
Sridharan, Rupa
Cell & Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics of cell fate change
Suen, Garret
Rumen microbiology; herbivore-associated microbial ecology; metagenomics; biofuels
Sussman, Michael
Signal transduction in eukaryotes, development of genomic technologies, plasma membrane receptors and ion transporters, Arabidopsis thaliana.
Thomson, James
The biology of pluripotency. Understanding how human embryonic stem (ES) cells choose between self-renewal, apoptosis, and differentiation into specific lineages.
Wahba, Grace
Development, testing and application of new methods for multivariate function estimation and statistical model building.
Yandell, Brian
Statistical genomics; theoretical statistics; applications in selected areas of agriculture.
Yin, John
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Developing experimental and theoretical approaches to study growth, adaptation, and inactivation of viruses.


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