Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

George Mason University

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Ancha Baranova, Associate Professor.
Moscow State Univ., Russia
Systems biology, Functional genomics of chronic human diseases involving cancer, diabetes, obesity, liver disorders, Computational biology, Pathway analysis.

Alan Christensen, Associate Professor.
Michigan State Univ.
Molecular biology, functional genomics of eukaryotic cells, biotechnology, liver diseases.

Daniel Cox, Associate Professor.
Duke Univ.
Graduate Program Director.
Developmental neurogenetics with a specific emphasis on the molecular mechanisms regulating dendrite development and behavior.

Karl Fryxell, Associate Professor.
Calif. Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Molecular evolution, computational biology and genetic pathways, functional genomics of the nervous system including brain cancer and stroke.

Geraldine Grant, Assocate Professor.
Dublin City Univ., Ireland
Functional genomics of fibrosis in lung, liver and heart, liver diseases, arthritis and cartilage cell differentiation, in vitro toxicology.

Ramin M. Hakami, Assistant Professor.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases

Saleet Jafri, Professor.
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, City University of New York/Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1993.
Cellular Signaling, Cardiac Physiology, High-Performance Computing and Modeling.

Fatah Kashanchi, Associate Professor.
University of Kansas
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases

Kylene Kehn-Hall, Assistant Professor.
The George Washington University
Discovering critical proteomic and miRNA changes during viral (hemorrhagic fever viruses and HIV-1) infection to facilitate targeted therapeutic approaches.

Jason Kinser, Associate Professor.
D.Sc. Optics and Electrooptical Systems, Southeastern Institute of Technology, 1994.
Image Processing, Data Mining.

Dmitri Klimov, Associate Professor.
Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1992.
Computer simulations of protein aggregation and amyloid formation.

Lance Liotta, Professor.
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Cancer research to include the process of tumor invasion and metastasis at the molecular level, technologies used to make broad discoveries in genomics, functional genetics and tissue proteomics.

Alessandra Luchini, Assistant Professor.
Univ of Padova, Italy
Proteomics and the development of hydrogel nanoparticles used to identify biomarkers for cancer and other diseases.

Emanuel Petricoin III, Professor.
Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Implementation of proteomics, nanotechnology, and genomics research in cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiopulmonary diseases, and neurodegenerative and liver diseases.

Serguei Popov, Professor.
Novosibirsk State Univ., Russia
Mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity; microbe-host interaction during infection.

Don Seto, Professor.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1987.
Comparative Genomics, Viruses, Bioinformatics Tools for Genome Data Mining, Molecular Diagnostics and Applications.

Jeffrey Solka, Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Ph.D. Computational Science and Informatics, George Mason University, 1995.
Computational Statistics, Data Mining.

Valery N. Soyfer, Distinguished Univ Professor.
Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Russia
Moecular genetics, molecular mechanisms of mutation, structural conformations of DNA and chromatin.

Iosif Vaisman, Professor.
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science, 1990.
Protein Structure Analysis, Computational Geometry.

Monique van Hoek, Assistant Professor.
Univ. of Virginia
Virulence factors of Francisella tularensis (tularemia), protein phosphorylation pathways in host cells following Francisella infection.

James Willett, Professor.
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, MIT, 1965.
Metabolic Systems Analysis, BioDefense.

Yuntao Wu, Associate Professor.
Queen's University, Canada
HIV-1 infection of CD4 T-cells and macrophages, lentiviral vector development for targeting HIV infection, immunology.

Associated Mason Faculty