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Kerry Bloom, PhD

July 8, 2015

Kerry Bloom, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Biology

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-1182 | Office: 623 Fordham Hall
Email: Kerry_bloom@unc.edu | Website: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Bloom/

Research Areas: Computational Biophysics, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Chromosome dynamics in living cells


Daniel J. McKay, PhD

July 8, 2015

Daniel J. McKay, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-843-2064 | Office: 3358 Genome Sciences Bldg.
Email: dmckay1@email.unc.edu | Website: http://mckaylab.web.unc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics
Research Interests: Genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression during development


Charles M. Perou, PhD

July 8, 2015

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.


Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD

June 25, 2015

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD

Oliver Smithies Investigator, Professor and Associate Chair of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-5403 | Office: 5046 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: fernando@med.unc.edu | Website:

Research Areas: Computational Genomics
Research Interests: Our research program lies in the interface between complex traits, evolutionary genetics and computational genomics


Steve Marron, PhD

June 25, 2015

Steve Marron, PhD

Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor of Statistics & Operations Research

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-2188 | Office: 352 Hanes Hall
Email: marron@unc.edu | Website: http://marron.web.unc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Image Analysis
Research Interests: Statistical research on high dimensional, functional, and object oriented data analysis, and data visualization.


Yufeng Liu, PhD

June 25, 2015

Yufeng Liu, PhD

Professor of Statistics & Operations Research, Biostatistics, and Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4475 | Office: 4250 Genome Science Building
Email: yfliu@email.unc.edu | Website: http://www.unc.edu/~yfliu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Image Analysis, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining; High-dimensional Data Analysis; Nonparametric Statistics and Functional Estimation; Bioinformatics; Cancer Genomics; Medical Imaging Data Analysis


Shawn Gomez, Eng.Sc.D

June 25, 2015

Shawn Gomez, Eng.Sc.D

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


Jeff Dangl, PhD

June 25, 2015

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


Yun Li, PhD

June 25, 2015

Yun Li, PhD

Professor of Genetics and Biostatistics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-1899 | Office: 5090 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: yunli@med.unc.edu | Website: https://yunliweb.its.unc.edu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: The focus of my research is on the development of statistical methods and their application to the genetic dissection of complex diseases and traits.