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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


Peter J. Mucha, PhD

June 25, 2015

Peter J. Mucha, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-1294 | Office:
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


Jeremy Purvis, PhD

June 25, 2015

Jeremy Purvis, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4923 | Office: 11018C Mary Ellen Jones Building
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.


Klaus Hahn, PhD

June 25, 2015

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


Terry Furey, PhD

June 25, 2015

Terry Furey, PhD

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.


Timothy Elston, PhD

June 12, 2015

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