Principal Investigators

Jeffrey Bailey, M.D., Ph.D.
Manuel Garber, Ph.D.
Elinor Karlsson, Ph.D.
Konstantin Zeldovich, Ph.D.
Zhiping Weng, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Alper Kucukural, Ph.D.
Patrick McDonel, Ph.D.
Barbara Tabak, Ph.D.
Thom Vreven, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ozkan Aydemir, Ph.D.
Srinivas Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.
Elisa Donnard, Ph.D.
Kathryn Lord, Ph.D.
Eugenio Mattei, Ph.D.
Jesse McClure, Ph.D.
Xiao-Ou Zhang, Ph.D.

Bioinformaticians

Alan Derr

Research Associates

Xuan Ha Nghiem

Lab Technicians

Brittney Logan
Patrick Marsh
Anthony Schmitt

Graduate Students
Tyler Borrman
Gaurav Chauhan
Hao Chen
Yu Fu
Kyle (Jake) Gellatly
Nicholas Hathaway
Mercedeh Javanbakht Movassagh
Yasin Kaymaz
Xue Li
Jill Moore
Michael Purcaro
Arjan van der Velde
Pranitha Vangala

Visiting Scholars



Welcome to BIB

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Department photo 2016

Albert Sherman Center

The Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology occupies 7,000 square-feet on the 4th and 5th floors of the Albert Sherman Center (ASC). The ASC cutting edge design integrates research and teaching in an exciting collaborative environment.

Albert Sherman Center

Study examines use of bitter substances to halt preterm labor

Study examines use of bitter substances to halt preterm labor

New research by Ronghua ZhuGe, PhD, and colleagues offers insight into the mechanisms of uterine contractions during labor and may lead to new treatments to reduce instances of preterm birth, a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity.

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BIB in the News...

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Karlsson Lab news....

Nature: Dog DNA probed for clues to human psychiatric ills

Pet project hunts genetic links to behaviour by polling owners on their companions’ quirks.

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Elinor Karlsson, PhD
Wall Street Journal: UMMS study of canine DNA may yield discoveries to help people

Pet owners asked to report on their dogs’ behaviors, submit DNA samples

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Sergey Venev and Konstantin Zeldovich artwork selected for the cover of Molecular Biology and Evolution (Volume 32*Number6*June 2015)

Cover Art Caption: A newly reassorted influenza A virus reproducibly emerges from parental strains over time via reassortment. Artwork provided by Sergey Venev and Konstantin Zeldovich (Volume 32, pp. 1519-1532).

Jeffrey Bailey (back row, second from right) and ACCEL honored at Commencement

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

Manuel Garber, PhD and Jeremy Luban, MD

UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells.

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