Zhiping Weng, PhD
Director and Professor

To explore and understand biological data through the application and development of computational tools.



Jeffrey A. Bailey, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Computational and experimental analysis of the role of segmental duplication and copy number variation in human disease.


Manuel Garber, PhD 
Associate Professor

To study the evolution of transcriptional control and non-coding RNAs in mammals through development and analysis of sequence-based molecular biology approaches.

 Elinor Karlsson  

Elinor Karlsson, PhD
Assistant Professor

My research uses evolution as a tool for understanding how the human genome works. By combining signals of natural selection with genome-wide association studies, I aim to identify genes, pathways, and the functional variants underlying polygenic diseases, and translate these discoveries into advances in human health care. I am currently applying these methods to understand infectious disease resistance in humans, such as cholera resistance in Bangladesh,  as well as behavioral genetics in dogs.


Konstantin Zeldovich, PhD
Assistant Professor

Molecular evolution and protein folding using computer simulations and theory.


Barbara Tabak, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Virus diversity and evolution, innate immune transcriptional network modeling, copy number detection methods.


Thom Vreven, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Computational analysis and determination of protein-protein interactions (see Weng-Zlab for more information).