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Miao, Yinglong
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Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Pharmacology

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Aging/Alzheimer's, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cardiovascular Disease, Computational Biology, Drug Discovery, Pharmacology, Signal Transduction

Our research is focused on the development of novel theoretical and computational methods and AI techniques, which greatly enhance computer simulations and facilitate simulation analysis, and the application of these methods, making unprecedented contributions to biomolecular modeling and drug discovery. In collaboration with leading experimental groups, we combine complementary simulations and experiments to uncover functional mechanisms and design drugs of important biomolecules, including G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), membrane-embedded proteases, RNA-binding proteins, and RNA. At the interface of computational biology, chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics and pharmacology, our research aims to address three major topics: (i) development of biomolecular enhanced sampling and AI techniques, (ii) multiscale computational modeling of critical cellular signaling pathways, and (iii) AI-driven drug discovery of medically important proteins and RNA for treatments of neurological disorders, heart failure and cancers.

Leiderman, Karin
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Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

RESEARCH INTEREST
Biophysics, Cardiovascular Biology, Cell Signaling, Computational Biology, Enzymology, Hematology, Pharmacology, Quantitative Biology, Systems Biology

I am a mathematical biologist interested in the biochemical and biophysical aspects of blood clotting and emergent behavior in biological fluid-structure interaction problems. I especially love mathematical modeling, where creativity, biological knowledge, and mathematical insight meet. My goal is to use mathematical and computational modeling as a tool to learn something new about a biological system, not just to simply match model output to experimental data. My research paradigm includes an integration of mathematical and experimental approaches, together with statistical analyses and inference, to determine mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena. This paradigm culminates in the contextualization of my findings to both the mathematical and biological communities. My research program is focused mainly on studying the influence of biochemical and biophysical mechanisms on blood coagulation, clot formation, and bleeding.

Rausser, Shannon

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Computational Biology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology

I’m interested to research the neural basis of psychiatric disorders. In particular, the neural mechanisms underlying psychedelic treatments in relation to anxiety and depression.

Landis, Justin

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Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Virology

“I am passionate about developing new tools or models for visualizing and analyzing biological data. I am interested in understanding the pathogenesis of cancer-causing viruses through various NGS technologies.”

Klein, Emma

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Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Genomics

“I am most interested in computational biology projects! I aim to combine wet and dry lab, as I would love to be involved in both. Although my past experiences center around cancer genomics, I am open to completely new research areas.”

Huang, Emma

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Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics

“I would like to focus on developing statistical methods for modeling the effect of genetic variation among immunologic phenotypes in lung diseases, especially asthma.”

Kavalipati, Archishma

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Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics

“My primary interest is understanding the functions of intronic DNA sequences and noncoding RNA. I’m interested in contributing to the development of methods and algorithms to uncover these functions with respect to their role in human disease. Specific areas of interest include cancer development and women’s health.”

Winfield, Brittanie

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Computational Biology, Genetics

“I am interested in studying at how life experiences and habits can influence diseases (mental health disorders, metabolism, cardiovascular health, etc. – not cancer) through epigenetic modifications. I hope to be able to do this research through a computational science and bioinformatics lens and to have access to human cohort data.”

Bridges, Kaitlin

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Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in a Biochemistry and molecular biology-focused research group, mostly focusing on RNA. Interested in research that will require performing both wet-lab tasks as well as some computational analysis. Highly interested in a Biochemistry PhD. with a BCB certificate.”

Oguche, Solomon

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Biophysics, Computational Biology, Structural Biology

“I am interested in understanding the underlying principles of protein engineering and design (PED). My goal is to utilize computational and experimental tools with the understanding of PED principles in developing novel protein-based therapeutics against human diseases.”