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Six Georgia Tech faculty members were named IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2022. They are Ghassan AlRegib, Bonnie Ferri, Arijit Raychowdhury,…

Cancer chemotherapy has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years with traditional treatments like broad-spectrum cytotoxic agents being…

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2 million federal grant to create tools that…

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to…

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The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) appointed 12 Georgia Tech faculty members to Regents Professors and Regents…

Facundo Fernandez, professor and associate chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was recently featured in the…

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Over the last two years, the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) operations and research, and service portfolios have grown…

Two charitable foundations have announced their support of research at the Georgia Institute of Technology that could change the basic…

Meet Srinivas Aluru, executive director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS). 

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For the past six years, multidisciplinary researchers from across the world have been probing northern Minnesota peat bogs in an unprecedented,…

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The collaboration between experts at Georgia Institute of Technology and Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) that was launched last year is…

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In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences
 

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of  
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics 
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics 
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics 
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics 
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences
 

Congratulations to Tomáš Brůna (PhD), Penghao Xu (PhD), and Sreenath Srikrishnan (MS), who were recognized as the 2022 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at…

Congratulations to Bioinformatics PhD student, Alli Gombolay, whose ARCS Scholar Award was renewed for 2021-2022. The ARCS Scholar Awards recognize outstanding…

Congratulations to Shashwat Deepali Nagar (PhD) and Ajay Bharadwaj (MS) who were recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech. Each…

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

Carlos A.…

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
in the School of Biological Sciences

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Xin Wu Defends his thesis:…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Petar Penev Defends his…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Angela Mo Defends her thesis:…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering Parisa Yousefi…
The Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is proud to announce Devika Singh as our winner for the inaugural"Mark Borodovsky Prize in the College of Sciences…
Michelle S. Kim Defends her thesis:Prediction of disease risks across multiple populations using evolutionary genetics Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern Time…
Congratulations to Alli Gombolay (PhD), Courtney Astore (MS), Sonali Gupta (MS), and Aaron Pfennig (MS) who were recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Students in…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Aroon T. Chande Defends his…
Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Courtney Astore, who was recently selected for a 2020 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Ruoyu Tian Defends her thesis:…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Hector F. Espitia-Navarro…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the College of Computing Hamid Reza Hassanzadeh Defends his…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Emily Norris Defends her…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Shashidhar Ravishankar…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Yuanbo (Cody) Wang Defended…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Haozheng Tian Defended his…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Evan Clayton Defended his…
Congratulations to Joshua Lewis (Ph.D.), George Gruenhagen (M.S.), and Prerna Jain (M.S.) who were recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at…
Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Alli Gombolay, who was selected for a 2019-20 ARCS Scholar Award Fellowship. Alli is advised by Professor Francesca…
In 2019, the Bioinformatics Graduate Program welcomed 31 new MS students (fall) and 8 new PhD (spring and fall) students. In addition, our first BSBIO/MSBINF students…
Bioinformatics doctoral student Alli Gombolay was selected for the 2019 O'Hara Fellowship. This fellowship is presented to top doctoral students in the College of…
Biao Zeng thesis defense: "Blood eQTL detection in structured populations and its application to interpretation of genetic association studies" Thesis Advisor: Dr.…
Shengyun Peng Thesis Defense: "Understanding virus-host interactions through single cell and whole genome analysis" Thesis Advisor: Dr. Joshua Weitz, School of…
Thesis defense for Nicholas A. Kovacs:Data Mining the Structure of the Ribosome to Unravel the History of Proteins Committee members: Prof. Loren Williams - School of…
Sarthak Sharma hails from the small city of Meerut, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. After going to school there, he moved to the state of Assam to pursue a…
We cannot fully understand DNA, its properties, functions and threats without a bioinformatics approach to study it. Researchers at the School of Biological Sciences of…
On August 17, 2018, Juliana Soto-Giron presented the oral defense of her PhD thesis, entitled,"From Genomes to Metagenomes: Big Data Analysis of Microbes Related to…
Congratulations to Yuanbo Wang (PhD) and Sarthak Sharma (MS) who were recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech! Each student…
On May 7, 2018, Cai Huang defended his PhD thesis,"k-mer based data structures and heuristics for microbes and cancer." Committee members: Dr. Fredrik Vannberg, Advisor…
Will A. Overholt spent the first 11 years of his life in Kenya, one of the malaria hotspots of the world, rife with mosquitoes. When he was eight he heard a rumor that…
On March 14, 2018, Will Overholt successfully defended his PhD Thesis: "The response of marine benthic microbial populations to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill."…
Transposable Element Polymorphism and Human Genome Regulation Defense Date: Monday, November 6th, 2017 Thesis Advisor: Dr. King Jordan School of Biological Sciences…
Congratulations to Shashwat Nagar (MS) and Will Overholt (PhD), who were recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech! Each student…
Congratulations to Shashwat Nagar (MS) and Will Overholt (PhD), who were recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech! Each student…
Luis Miguel Rodriguez-Rojas graduated with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He came to Georgia Tech with an M.S. in Biological Sciences…
Monday, November 7th, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. King Jordan, School of Biological Sciences Committee Members: Dr. John McDonald, School of Biological Sciences Dr. Greg…
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Thesis Advisor Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Committee Members Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Biomedical…
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. Fredrik Vannberg (School of Biology) Committee Members: Dr. King Jordan (School of Biology) Dr. Srinivas Aluru (School of…
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Schools of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering) Committee Members: Dr. Brian…
Juan Gallo, a visiting doctoral student from Colombia, was selected as one of the 10 winners of MIT Technological Reviews Innovators Under 35 COLOMBIA 2015, with his…
Bioinformatics PhD Student Shiyuyun (Gena) Tang was selected for a $1500 travel award at the Georgia Tech Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC…
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are often dysregulated in ovarian cancer. These short non-coding RNA sequences regulate gene expression by repressing specific, targeted mRNAs. We…
Gene-fusions are a prevalent class of genetic variants that are often employed as cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. In recent years, high-throughput sequencing…
Bioinformatics doctoral student Shiyuyun"Gena" Tang won Best Poster Award at the 2014 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics,…
In July 2014, Bioinformatics faculty member, Dr. Gregory Gibson, was awarded a National Research Service Awards Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant (T32) from the…
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 45% of on-duty firefighter fatalities, a high fraction even when compared to the risk of CVD found in other first-responder…