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Brian Miller, MD PhD

February 25, 2022

Brian Miller, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-966-7763 | Office: 5202 Marsico Hall
Email: BrianMiller@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.themillerlab.org/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology, Computational Genomics
Research Interests: The Miller lab is working to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy to treat cancer. Using single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetic techniques, along with functional genomic approaches, we want to understand the determinants of immune cell differentiation and function in the tumor microenvironment.


Shawn Ahmed, PhD

November 12, 2021

Shawn Ahmed, PhD

Professor of Genetics and Biology

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-843-4780 | Office: 216 Fordham Hall
Email: shawn@med.unc.edu | Website: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/ahmed/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution, Computational Genomics
Research Interests: We are interested in understanding potential functions of nuclear foci that are composed of telomere binding proteins, whose levels can be altered for several generations by a single gamete. This novel form of epigenetic inheritance may be relevant to roles that telomeres play in human aging, in cancer biology, and potentially to the mysterious relationship of environmental stress with human telomere length. We primarily study the nematode C. elegans but are also in translating our work to human biology. We are broadly interested in creative approaches to study telomere biology, genome silencing, small RNAs and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.


Jeremy Wang, PhD

November 1, 2021

Jeremy Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: (919) 886-4006 | Office: 3144 Genome Sciences Building
Email: jeremy_wang@med.unc.edu | Website: http://jwanglab.org/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics
Research Interests: Genomic epidemiology of bacterial and viral pathogens, from E. coli to SARS-CoV-2; Metagenomics of the mucosa-associated gut microbiome; Machine-learning classification of pediatric cancers using nanopore sequencing of full-length transcriptomes.


Natalie Stanley, PhD

January 26, 2021

Natalie Stanley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-590-6018 | Office: Sitterson Hall and Mary Ellen Jones Building
Email: natalies@cs.unc.edu | Website: https://stanleyn.github.io/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Our research is focused on computational and systems immunology, with a particular emphasis on developing new algorithms for extracting information from flow and mass cytometry data. We are also interested in multimodal integration of biological and biomedical data.


Jeremy M. Simon, PhD

July 27, 2020

Jeremy M. Simon, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Genetics; UNC Neuroscience Center

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-966-4050 | Office: 7018A Mary Ellen Jones Building
Email: jeremy_simon@med.unc.edu | Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/neuroscience/core-facilities/bioinformatics/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics
Research Interests: My research is focused on gene expression and gene regulation in primarily mouse and human models of autism, cancer, and environmental exposures, and across development. Through the UNC Neuroscience Center Bioinformatics Core, we collaborate to provide bioinformatics support for high-throughput sequencing-based experiments such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and other genomic approaches to labs within the Neuroscience Center, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the School of Medicine.


Alexander Rubinsteyn, PhD

July 23, 2020

Alexander Rubinsteyn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: TBA | Office: 11202B Mary Ellen Jones Building
Email: alex.rubinsteyn@unc.edu | Website: https://rubinsteyn.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology
Research Interests: Machine learning for adaptive immunity, immunogenomics, and rapid vaccine design targeting cancer neoantigens and emerging pathogens.


Christoph Rau

March 11, 2020

Christoph Rau, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-5641 | Office: 11004B Mary Ellen Jones Building
Email: ChristophRau@unc.edu | Website: https://raulab.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Statistical and Population Genetics
Research Interests: The Rau lab utilizes populations of mice to study the transcriptomic and epigenomic landscape underlying cardiovascular disorders using a combination of wet and dry-lab techniques.


Adam Palmer, PhD

September 9, 2019

Adam Palmer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Core Faculty
Phone: (919) 962-5967 | Office: 11-202A Mary Ellen Jones Building
Email: palmer@unc.edu | Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/directory/adam-palmer-phd/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology.
Research Interests: We investigate and develop combinations of cancer therapies using experiments, simulations, and computational analysis of clinical data.


Jesse Raab, PhD

September 5, 2019

Jesse Raab, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: (919) 843-6475 | Office: Genetic Medicine Building
Email: jraab@med.unc.edu | Website: http://raablab.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, and Computational Systems Biology.
Research Interests: Regulation and function of altered chromatin remodeling complex activity.


Anthony Zannas, MD, MSc, PhD

December 18, 2018

Anthony Zannas, MD, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4918 | Office: 438 Taylor Hall
Email: anthony_zannas@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.zannaslab.org/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computation Systems Biology.
Research Interests: Our lab seeks to uncover the epigenetic mechanisms linking psychosocial stress with disease risk.