Genome Science and Technology

Genome Science and Technology combines training in genomics, with intensive training in new leading-edge genome science technologies, such as high-throughput techniques that acquire information from DNA sequence (genomics), protein expression and interactions (proteomics), and gene expression patterns (transcriptomics) to exploit information for a better understanding of biology.

Research Areas

  • systems biology
  • genomics and proteomics
  • chemical biology
  • bioengineering
  • device and instrumentation development
  • computational biology

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Adams, Keith Molecular evolution, genome evolution, and gene expression
Andersen, Raymond Chemicals produced by marine organisms
Aparicio, Samuel Breast cancer, genome sequencing
Birol, Inanc bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, transcriptome analysis, next generation sequencing, cancer, Bioinformatics, sequence assembly, transcriptomics, gene regulation networks, high throughput informatics for big data
Bohlmann, Joerg plant biochemistry, forestry genomics, forest health, conifers, poplar, bark beetle, mountain pine beetle, natural products, secondary metabolites, terpenes, floral scent, grapevine, Conifer genomics Forest health genomics Mountain pine beetle, fungus, pine interactions and genomics Chemical ecology of conifer, insect interactions
Bouchard-Cote, Alexandre machine/statistical learning; mathematical side of the subject as well as in applications in linguistics and biology
Brooks-Wilson, Angela human genetics; cancer genetics; cancer families; longevity; Super seniors; genetic susceptibility
Brown, Carolyn Janet Gene Regulation and Expression; Chromosomes: Structure / Organization; Applied Genetics; Epigenetic control of gene expression; X-chromosome inactivation; Long non-coding RNAs; XIST RNA; Genes escaping X-chromosome inactivation; DNA methylation
Brumer, Harry Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis; Enzymes; polysaccharides; carbohydrates; biomass; cellulose; plant cell walls; microbiota
Carleton, Bruce Pharmacogenomics; Adverse drug reactions (ADRs); Drug safety and effectiveness; Clinical pharmacology; Pharmacovigilance
Chi, Kim Nguyen Thrombosis in cancer patients, methemoglobinemia, hemolysis, anticancer drugs, prostate cancer, chemotherapy, cell cancer, breast cancer
Collins, Colin translational genomics where mathematics, genomics, computer science, and clinical science converge in diagnostics and therapeutics
Conibear, Elizabeth Molecular Genetics; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Genomics and Proteomics; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Membranes; Enzymes and Proteins; Parkinson's Disease; Protein Palmitoylation; Vesicle Trafficking
Cote, Helene HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases
Cullis, Pieter Molecular biology for therapeutic purposes, lipids, immunological drugs
Dao Duc, Khanh combine mathematical,computational and statistical tools to study fundamental biological processes; regulation and determinants of gene expression and translation
Eltis, Lindsay Microbiology; Enzymes and Proteins; Metabolism (Living Organisms); Bacterial catabolism of steroids and lignin; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; biocatalyst development
Finlay, B Brett Infectious agents, bacteria, microbial infections and how humans react to it
Foster, Leonard Biotechnology; Bioinformatics; Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms; Microbiology; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Immune System; Agriculture; Proteomics; Honey bees; host-pathogen interactions; antigen presentation; Systems Biology
Friedman, Jan Marshall Genetics and Heredity; Developmental Genetics; Genomics; Application of whole genome sequencing to diagnose genetic disease; Clinical genomics; Neurofibromatosis; Birth defects epidemiology
Goldowitz, Daniel Genetic basis of brain disease, neurobiology of autism, Huntingtong's gene, mouse/mice epigenetics, gene regulatory network
Gsponer, Joerg Protein-DNA, protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions
Hallam, Steven methanogenesis, methane oxidation, methyl coenzyme M reductase, metagenomics, environmental microbiology, genomics, proteomics, microbial ecology, systems biology, archaea, energy, bioinformatics, Microbial communities, construction and interpretation of environmental genomic libraries, generation of computational tools and workflows for taxonomic and functional binning, population genome assembly, and comparative community analysis, development and functional screens to interrogate environmental genomic libraries for bioactive small molecules and biocatalysis
Hancock, Robert E Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides, Host Defence Peptides and Innate Immunity, Functional Genomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Regulation of Antibiotic Resistance, Array Data, Self-promoted uptake hypothesis
Haney, Cara genetic and metabolic factors that regulate assembly of host-associated microbial communities (
Haynes, Charles Protein purification, recombinant proteins, molecular thermodynamics, biocompatible polymers
Hieter, Philip Molecular biology of eukaryotic chromosome transmission
Hirst, Martin Carcinogenesis; Leukemia; Cellular Differentiation; Bioinformatics; Genomics; Molecular Genetics; Epigenomics
Holt, Robert Immunogenetics, Metagenomics - Infectious agents in Cancer, Cancer Genomes, Neurobiology, DNA Sequencing
Hoodless, Pamela Embryonic Development; Genomics; Heart Valve / Valvular Diseases; Liver; Stem Cells and Organogenesis; Developmental Genetics; Embryology; transcriptional regulation; Epigenetics; Heart valve formation; Liver development
Huan, Tao Metabolic measurements; Metabolomics; Cellular Metabolism
Huntsman, David Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Jefferies, Wilfred Arthur Iron transport molecules
Johnson, James diabetes, hormones, cell biology, signal transduction, apoptosis or programmed cell death, heart failure, heart disease, calcium signalling, pancreatic cancer, obesity, longevity, imaging, Causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes at a molecular level discovery of genes and associated gene networks linked to diabetes risk and by known risk factors that predispose individuals to diabetes
Jones, Steven J Bioinformatics, genome science, mutations, cancer progression
Karsan, Aly Hematological tumours; Cancer molecular targets; Leukemia; Hematopoiesis; Genomics and epigenomics; Noncoding RNAs; Aging
Kastrup, Christian drug delivery, coagulation, biomaterials, atherosclerosis, in-vivo imaging, microfluidics
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Kobor, Michael Epigenetics; Social Epigenetics; molecular biology; Chromatin Biology
Kopp, Janel Pancreas; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatic development; Modeling cancer
Korthauer, Keegan Statistical genomics; Epigenomics; Single-cell analysis
Lange, Philipp Cell Signaling and Cancer; Bioinformatics; Proteomics; pediatric cancer; post translational protein modification; personalized medicine; mass spectrometry
Li, Xin Molecules in plants, plants defence against pathogen infection, plant genes
Loewen, Christopher Membranes and Organelles; Lipid Signalling; Lipid Traffic; Membrane Contact Sites; Genetic Networks; Systems Biology; Super Resolution Microscopy; Cell polarity; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Golgi; Membrane Diffusion Barriers; Cell Biology; Autism; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Cancer Cell Metabolism
Marra, Marco Genomics; Bioinformatics; Molecular Genetics; Cancer Genetics; Genes; Genetic Mapping; Genome; genomics; Genetics; Epigenomics; Cancer biology
Marziali, Andre Teaching methods, pedagogy, Robotics in education, Nanotechnology, Engineering Physics, Genomics, Biophysics, Genomics Technologies
Matthews, Benjamin Comparative Physiology; Genome of mosquitoes; Aedes aeygpti mosquitoes; Arboviral pathogens; Dengue fever; Yellow fever; Chikungunya; Zika
Mayor, Thibault Proteostasis; Protein Degradation; Protein Folding; Proteomics; Ubiquitin; Proteasome; Neurodegenerative diseases; Aging; Cell Biology; Yeast Genetics; Biochemistry
McIntosh, Lawrence Protein structure-dynamics-function; Regulation of gene expression; Signal transduction; Cancer; Enzyme mechanisms
Measday, Vivien Chromosome segregation in the budding yeast using molecular biology and genomic tools


Analise Hofmann

Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD)

Joseph Ogbede

Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD)

Evan Warner

Doctor of Philosophy in Genome Science and Technology (PhD)