Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

PHD in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Program Principles & Goals

The PhD Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB) is an integrative, multi-disciplinary training program that encompasses the study of biology using computational and quantitative methods. In and out of the classroom, students learn to apply the tools of statistics, mathematics, computer science and informatics to biological problems. The vibrant and innovative Duke research in these fields provides exciting interactions between biological and computational scientists. Because the Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is based in the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, it offers a unique opportunity for students to become one of tomorrow's leaders in the genome sciences.

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  • Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Science

    My group works on stochastic models and algorithms for complex, high-dimensional, dynamical systems arising from the physical or biological sciences. My theoretical interests lie at the intersection of applied probability, Bayesian statistics, statistical mechanics, and theoretical computer science.

    Applications: I have particular interests in structural biology, biophysics, and physical chemistry. We currently work on problems related to protein folding, vaccine design, and molecular engineering. Recently I have also expanded into problems in systems biology, and stochastic epidemic models.

    Theory: Stochastic processes, dynamical systems theory, mixing times of Markov chains, randomized algorithms, computational complexity.

    Some ongoing projects and themes are described below, followed by a list of Collaborations.

Razvan Panea

2nd year CBB Student Sandeep Dave Lab
Nov 30
Sayan Mukherjee
Duke University, Department of Statistical Science

Nonlinear mixed models for statistical genetics and pedigree analysis from low coverage sequencing data

Dec 1
Andrea L. Meredith, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland
Duke Neurobiology

Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series

Dec 1
Jef Boeke
NYU Langone Medical Center

Synthesizing chromsomes from scratch