Computational Biology

Faculty working in computational biology:  

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

Room 248, Building 64, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 510-486-4225, vog.lblnull@smadADP

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

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

512C Energy Biosciences Building, (510) 643-5678, vog.lblnull@nikrapa

Research Interests: 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.

Steven E. Brenner
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering and MCB; Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology; Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences (UCSF)

461A Koshland Hall, (510) 643-9131, ude.yelekreb.oibpmocnull@rennerb

Research Interests: The Brenner research lab has four key research interests involving computational and experimental genomics: Gene regulation by alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay; Prediction of protein function using Bayesian phylogenomics; Medical and environmental metagenomics,  personal genomics; and Structural genomics and proteins complexes.

Teresa Head-Gordon
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Chemistry; Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Faculty Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

274C Stanley Hall, (510) 666-2744, ude.yelekrebnull@ght

Research Interests: 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.

Ian Holmes
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

374C Stanley Hall, (510) 666 - 2790, ude.yelekrebnull@hhi

Research Interests: 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.

Richard Karp
University Professor, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and Mathematics

621 Soda, (510) 642-5799, ude.yelekreb.scnull@prak

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

Jitendra Malik
Professor, Bioengineering; Arthur J. Chick Professor, Computer Science

, (510) 642-7597, ude.yelekreb.scnull@kilam

Research Interests: 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.

Mohammad Mofrad
Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering; Faculty Engineer, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

208A Stanley Hall, (510) 643-8165, ude.yelekrebnull@darfom

Research Interests: Our research program is focused on exploring the molecular basis of cell mechanics and mechanotransduction with specific attention to: (1) mechanobiology of integrin-mediated focal adhesions and (2) mechanobiology of the nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, with the ultimate goal to shed light on the role of these mechanobiological processes in human diseases.

Boris Rubinsky
Professor Emeritus, Bioengineering; Professor of the Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering

6105B Etcheverry Hall, (510) 642-8220, ude.yelekreb.emnull@yksnibuR

Research Interests: Bioelectronic devices, Biotransport, Medical imaging 9electrical impedance tomography)

David Schaffer
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute; Director, Berkeley Stem Cell Center; Chemist Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

274 Stanley Hall, (510) 643-5963, ude.yelekrebnull@reffahcs

Research Interests: Stem cell engineering, Gene delivery and therapy, Gene network biology

Kimmen Sjölander
Professor, Bioengineering and Plant and Microbial Biology

308C Stanley Hall, (510) 642-9932, ude.yelekrebnull@nemmik

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