Computational biology and genomics are often treated as two separate fields, but I think they work best when they are very closely connected to the point that I try not to even draw a distinction.
Dr. Reddy has long been interested in understanding the regulatory code that determines which genes are used, and which are not. His research has spanned the gamut from computational biology on yeast gene regulation, to developing and applying high-throughput sequencing based techniques to study the regulation of human genes. His current research is on understanding how changes in gene regulation contribute to human traits and increase or decrease risk for common human diseases including diabetes. His research relies on close connections between experimental and computational studies, with a particular focus on the use of high-throughput methodologies to develop a “big-picture” understanding of biological processes.
Tim Reddy is an Assistant Professor in the Duke Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology and the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. He completed his doctoral work in Bioinformatics at Boston University in 2007, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.