Research Mentors

Institution and Department

Research Focus

Takis Benos

Pitt – Computational Biology

Protein-DNA interactions and the development of new tools for efficient ID of transcriptional regulatory signals.

Eleanor Feingold

Pitt – Human Genetics

Statistical methods for gene mapping; genetic epidemiology of Down syndrome; statistical approaches to bioinformatics.

Madhavi Ganapathiraju

Pitt – Biomedical Informatics and Intelligent Systems

Systems Biology (Protein-protein interaction prediction) and Translational Bioinformatics by applying machine learning, signal processing and knowledge discovery.

Mark Rebeiz

Pitt – Biological Sciences

Studying how morphology (size, shape, color, form) evolves in the animal world utilizing tools of classical developmental biology, as well as genetics, evolution, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Roni Rosenfeld

CMU - Computer Science, Machine Learning, and The Language Technology Institute

Using growing databases of viral sequences to build descriptive and generative models of viral molecular evolution.  Modeling the evolution of Influenza.

John Shaffer

Pitt – Human Genetics

Applied statistical methods of gene mapping;  genetic epidemiology of oral health.

Leming Zhou

Pitt - Health Information Management

Agent-based, equation-based, and statistical modeling of cardiovascular disease; comparative genomics and its applications in personalized medicine.