Jeff Dangl, PhD

HHMI Investigator and John N. Couch Professor of Biology

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4469 | Office: 4260 Genome Sciences Bldg.
Email: dangl@email.unc.edu | Website: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/dangl/

Research Areas: Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Plant Immune System, Plant Microbiome research


Henrik G. Dohlman, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-843-6894 | Office: 3046 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: hdohlman@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/~hdohlman/

Research Areas: Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Regulation of G protein signaling


Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD

Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-2513 | Office: 3097 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: dokh@unc.edu | Website: http://www.dokhlab.org

Research Areas: Computational Biophysics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Computational and Experimental Biophysics


Timothy Elston, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-7670 | Office: 4092 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: telston@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/elstonlab/

Research Areas: Computational Biophysics, Computational Systems Biology, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of signaling pathways and regulatory networks


Terry Furey, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Biology

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-966-7033 | Office: 5022 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: tsfurey@email.unc.edu | Website: http://fureylab.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: The Furey Lab is focused on understanding chromatin structure and gene regulation in normal and diseased cells, primarily through the analysis of data from functional high-throughput sequencing experiments.


Shawn Gomez, Eng.Sc.D

Associate Professor of Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-966-4959 | Office: 144 MacNider Hall
Email: smgomez@unc.edu | Website: http://gomezlab.bme.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Systems biology with emphases in cancer and infectious disease


Klaus Hahn, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-843-2775 | Office: 4043 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: khahn@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.hahnlab.com

Research Areas: Computational Biophysics, Computational Systems Biology, Image Analysis
Research Interests: visualization and control of protein function in living cells and animals, using protein engineering and small molecule synthesis; signaling dynamics; motility, megakaryocyte and immune cell function


Ben Major, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology; Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-259-2695 | Office: Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room 31-322
Email: benmajor@med.unc.edu | Website: http://cancer.unc.edu/majorlab/research.php

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Computational proteomics and mass spectrometry. Network structure and dynamics of protein-protein interactions. Multi-OMIC integrations focused on signal transduction in cancer initiation and evolution.


Laura Miller, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Biology

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-4557 | Office: G44 Wilson
Email: Lam9@unc.edu | Website: https://miller.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Computational Biophysics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Biomechanics, mathematical biology


Peter J. Mucha, PhD

Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Mathematics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-1294 | Office: 425 Chapman Hall
Email: mucha@unc.edu | Website: http://mucha.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Applied & Computational Mathematics, Networks, Complex Systems, Data Science


Charles M. Perou, PhD

The May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology, of Genetics and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-5740 | Office: 5111 Marsico Hall
Email: cperou@med.unc.edu | Website: http://peroulab.med.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: The focus of the Perou Lab is to characterize the biological diversity of human tumors using genomics, genetics, and cell biology, and to then use this information to develop computational predictors of tumor responsiveness and patient outcomes. We use a variety of genomic data types including RNA-seq, DNA exomes/WGS, and DNA copy number data to build these objective models. A major focus of the lab is on novel algorithm development, and the translation of these genomic predictors into clinical assays for use on cancer patients.


Jeremy Purvis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4923 | Office: 5061 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: jeremy_purvis@med.unc.edu | Website: http://genetics.unc.edu/purvislab/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Our lab uses computational and experimental approaches to study signaling mechanisms in stem cells and cancer pathways. We are especially interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying “irreversible” cell fate decisions such as apoptosis, senescence, and differentiation. We study the timing and mechanism of these decisions using a combination of time-lapse microscopy and computational modeling. Our ultimate goal is to not only understand how cells make decisions under physiological conditions, but to discover how to manipulate these decisions to treat disease.


John Sondek, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology, and Biochemistry & Biophysics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-966-7530 | Office: 4060 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: sondek@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/sondeklab

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Biophysics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Signaling networks controlled by GTPases; structural biology; chemical biology; biosensors design and use; cancer therapeutics


Jason Stein, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: (919) 843-5541 | Office: 8109C Neuroscience Research Bldg.
Email: jason_stein@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.steinlab.org/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: The focus of our research is finding and modeling genetic variants influencing human brain structure and function.


Benjamin Vincent, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-8412 | Office: 5206 Marsico Hall
Email: bgvincen@unch.unc.edu | Website:

Research Areas: Computational Immunology, Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Current research focuses on how immunogenomics features including T cell receptor and B cell receptor repertoire characteristics predict survival and response to immunotherapy in breast cancer, bladder cancer, and acute myeloid leukemia.


Di Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry; Biostatistics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-537-3277 | Office: 4504 Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
Email: dwu@unc.edu | Website: http://sph.unc.edu/adv_profile/di-wu-phd/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational System Biology, Statistical and Population Genetics​
Research Interests: Development of statistical methods for multidimensional genomic data integration to understand the biological mechanism of diseases.


Mark Zylka, PhD

Associate Professor of UNC Neuroscience Center, Dept. of Cell Biology & Physiology

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-966-2540 | Office: 5109 D Neuroscience Research Building
Email: zylka@med.unc.edu | Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/faculty/zylka

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Use of genome-wide approaches to study transcriptional regulators linked to autism; Use of RNA-seq and targeted sequencing to identify chemical risk factors for brain disorders (autism, brain aging, neurodegeneration, ADHD); Transcriptional mechanisms associated with long genes