Associate Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
Associate Research Professor
Vijay Gokhale's work includes the use of medicinal chemistry in the development of small molecule therapeutics for neuropathic pain, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and acute lung injury and cancer.
Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science
Our lab focuses on large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics. We leverage these technologies to answer questions related to the relationship between microbes, their hosts, and the environment. In particular, we focus on viral-host interactions and co-evolution given environmental factors (i) in aquatic systems and (ii) for phage treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Computer Science
John Kececioglu's research is in applied algorithms, with an emphasis on bioinformatics and computational biology, including: multiple sequence alignment, inverse parametric alignment, sequence assembly, and genome rearrangement. Software developed by his group includes Opal, a tool for multiple sequence alignment, Facet, a tool for alignment accuracy estimation, InverseOpt, a library for inverse parametric optimization, Ipa, a tool for inverse sequence alignment, and AlignAlign, a tool for optimally aligning alignments.
Coordinator, Bac/Est Resource Center
We are a plant genomics lab who specialize in whole genome sequencing and assembly; with analyses of structural variation, gene modeling and transcriptomes. Our work on major projects of rice, corn, barley, etc, allows us to share our technical expertise with other researchers.
Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
We investigate how proteins work in healthy organisms and how they fail in disease. We determine the atomic structures of proteins and the underlying biochemistry that gives rise to protein function. We also develop new proteins as drug targets for treating cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Research Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Research Professor, Neurology, Assistant Research Professor, BIO5 Institute

Francesca Vitali, PhD, research interests are in precision medicine, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and big data techniques.