Computational Biology

Faculty working in computational biology: 

faculty photo Paul Adams

Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Head, Berkeley Center for Structural Biology

Development of new algorithms and methods for structural biology. Structural studies of large macromolecular machines. Development of cellulosic biofuels.

faculty photo Adam Arkin

Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Professor, Bioengineering
Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
PI and Co-Director, Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
Co-Director, BIOFAB: International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology

The Arkin laboratory seeks to uncover the evolutionary design principles of cellular networks and populations and to exploit them for applications. To do so they are developing a framework to effectively combine comparative functional genomics, quantitative measurement of cellular dynamics, biophysical modeling of cellular networks, and cellular circuit design to ultimately facilitate applications in health, the environment, and bioenergy.

faculty photo Teresa Head-Gordon

Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Chemistry
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

My research program encompasses the development of general computational and experimental methodologies applied to chemistry and biophysics in the areas of water and aqueous hydration, proteins and macromolecular assemblies, non-disease and disease protein aggregation, and most recently biocatalysis. I have also been involved in local and national service, education, and training, which extends to promoting and developing the blueprint for computational science and engineering for the future.

faculty photo Ian Holmes

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

We’re interested in building realistic stochastic models of all different aspects of genome evolution, and making these models useful as practical tools for biological discovery.

faculty photo Richard Karp

University Professor, Bioengineering
University Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University Professor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Algorithms in computational biology, inference of regulatory structure from protein-protein interaction data.

faculty photo Jitendra Malik

Professor, Bioengineering
Arthur J. Chick Professor, Computer Science

My research is in computer vision, computational modeling of human vision and analysis of biological images. Over the years, my work has spanned a range of topics in vision including image segmentation, perceptual grouping, texture, stereopsis and object recognition with applications to image based modeling and rendering in computer graphics, intelligent vehicle highway systems, and biological image analysis.

faculty photo Mohammad Mofrad

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Our research program is focused on understanding cell mechanobiology and molecular mechanisms involved in human disease, in particular cardiovascular dysfunctions, brain and neurological disorders, and cancer.

faculty photo Boris Rubinsky

Professor Emeritus, Bioengineering
Professor of the Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering

Bioelectronic devices, biotransport, medical imaging, electrical impedance tomography.

faculty photo David Schaffer

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering
Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Director, Berkeley Stem Cell Center

Stem cell engineering, Gene delivery and therapy, Gene network biology

faculty photo Kimmen Sjölander

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

My research focus is the application of computational methods for biological discovery.