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Genomics, Gene Regulation & Epigenomics

Genomics research is at the center of DCMB’s endeavor to understand the structure, function, and evolution of our genome and its role in variations of biological traits and diseases.

Regulatory genomics and epigenomics research aims to understand how the timing, quantity and variant forms of gene activity are controlled both by regulatory elements in the DNA sequences and by chemicals that bind and modify the DNA and the chromatins. The study of the genome, the regulatory genome and the epigenome together sheds light on the human genome as a dynamic system shaped by DNA sequences that is invariant in an individual’s life span and by chemical modifications through intrinsic and external factors.  

Eventually, we hope that research in these areas will uncover the secret of how the human genome defines our species, the individuals, and their health. 

DCMB faculty members’ research in these areas spans from basic science to clinical applications, as well as the development of tools and methods that enable the advancement of the field.  

This research overlaps with the study of 4D Nucleome and the Application to Complex Genetic Diseases.

The following DCMB/CCMB faculty members work in this area. 

Associated Faculty
Brian Athey Brian D Athey, PhD
Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor
Chair, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Psychiatry
Veera Baladandayuthapani Veera Baladandayuthapani, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Profile-AuKinFai-2023.jpg Kin Fai Au, PhD
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Alan Boyle Alan P Boyle, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Ivo Dinov Ivo Dinov, PhD
Professor of Nursing
Director Academic Program, School of Nursing
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Guan-Yuanfan.jpg Yuanfang Guan, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
labcoat Jeffrey Kidd
Program Director
PhD Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics
Professor of Human Genetics
Associate Chair
Department of Education of Human Genetics and Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Minji Kim Minji Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
labcoat Jacob Kitzman, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Jun Li Jun Li, PhD
Associate Chair
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
headshot of Rajasree Menon Rajasree Menon, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Ryan Mills Ryan E Mills, PhD
Program Director of DCMB Computing Infrastructure
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Steven Parker Stephen CJ Parker, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Rajapakse-Indika.jpeg Indika Rajapakse, PhD
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Mathematics
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
headshot of Arvind Rao Arvind Rao, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Maureen Sartor Maureen Sartor, PhD
Program Associate
Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Biostatistics
Elizabeth Katherine Speliotes headshot Elizabeth K Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH
Keith S Henley M.D. Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Director
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Program Director
Precision Medicine Program
Alex tsoi Lam (Alex) C Tsoi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Assistant Professor of Computation Medicine and Bioinformatics
Research Assistant Professor, Mary H Weiser Food Allergy
Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Joshua Welch Joshua Welch, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Yue Zhao Yue Zhao, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
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