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Cell Analysis and Modeling Graduate Program


Michael Blinov, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science. Computational Biology: Modeling of signal transcription systems and protein-dna interactions. Bioinformatics: Data mining and visualization. Developing software tools and mathematical methods for rule-based modeling of signal transduction systems.

John H. Carson, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.A., Reed College, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RNA transport in cells of the nervous system.

Ann Cowan, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology; Deputy Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology; Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1984 Research encompassing several areas of mammalian sperm development.

Reinhard Laubenbacher, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Northwestern University.  Development of mathematical algorithms and their application to problems in systems biology, in particular the modeling and simulation of molecular networks. An application area of particular interest is cancer systems biology, especially the role of iron metabolism in breast cancer.

Leslie M. Loew, Professor of Cell Biology; Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Ph.D., Cornell, 1974. Morphological determinants of cell physiology; image-based computational models of cellular biology; synapse biophysics; new optical methods for probing living cells.

Bruce J. Mayer, Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Ph.D., Rockefeller University, Mechanisms of signal transduction.

William A. Mohler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology. Developmental cell fusion; C. elegans genetics; multidimensional imaging of developmental and cell biological processes.

Ion Moraru. Professor of Cell Biology. Understanding signal transduction mechanisms, in particular related to calcium and phosphoinositides.

Vladimir Rodionov, Professor of Cell Biology; Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1980. Research in this laboratory is focused on molecular mechanisms of intracellular transport and organization of microtubule cytoskeleton.

Boris Slepchenko, Associate Professor of Cell Biology.

Paola Vera-Licona, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Computational Systems Biology of Cancer, reverse-engineering of biological networks, network theory, development and application of algorithms for mathematical modeling and analysis of biological networks, and discovery and development of combinations of targeted therapies.

Yi Wu, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology.  Developing quantitative imaging tools that are capable of revealing dynamics of cellular signaling at high spatial and temporal resolution (biosensors), or that enable optical control of signaling proteins at precise times and subcellular locations (optogenetics).

Ji Yu, Associate Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. Optical imaging technology; regulation mechanisms in dendritic RNA translation; cytoskeletal dynamics.


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