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Center Full Faculty Members

Benedetto Piccoli

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Director, CCIB
Professor and Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair, Mathematics
Control and optimization of network flow

Nir Yakoby

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NirYakoby

Program Director, CCIB
Associate Professor, Biology 
Developmental Genetics

Nawaf Bou-Rabee

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Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
Stochastic Differential Equations, Coarse-Graining, Computational Statistical and Geometric Mechanics

Grace Brannigan

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Assistant Professor, Physics 
Synaptic proteins, protein structure prediction, genetic polymorphisms, signal transduction, pharmacology, free energy methods

 

Daniel Bubb

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Professor and Department Chair, Physics
Laser materials interactions and laser processing, self-organized criticality

John Dighton

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Professor, Biology
Director, Rutgers Pinelands Field Station
Understanding of nutrient cycling process at different levels of scale in forest soils and, in particular, the role of fungi in these processes 

Jinglin Fu

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Jinglin Fu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Research focused on Bionanotechnology, Biocatalysis and Spatially Interactive Biomolecular Networks

Rajiv Gandhi

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rajivgandhi Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Approximation algorithms, randomized algorithms, computational geometry

Andrey Grigoriev

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andreyGrigoriev

Professor, Biology
Genome organization, evolution and manifestation; cancer

Eric Klein

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Eric Klein Assistant Professor, Biology
Bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Simeon Kotchoni

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Kotchoni_ Simeon

Assistant Professor, Biology 
Plant physiology, abiotic and biotic stress plant biology, plant molecular biology, applied phytochemistry, quantitative proteomics

Luca Larini

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Luca Larini

Assistant Professor, Physics

Kwangwon Lee

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kwanglee

Associate Professor, Biology 
Circadian clock/light regulation, fungal genetics, fungal ecology, systems biology

Desmond Lun

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desmond-lun

Associate Professor, Computer Science
Synthetic biology, systems biology, biological signal processing, network science

Joseph V. Martin

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joeMartin

Associate Dean for Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Health Sciences
Professor, Biology 
Hormone actions at neurotransmitter receptors, electroencephalographically-defined sleep and waking, computational models

Jongmin Nam

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Jongmin_nam

Assistant Professor, Biology
Molecular regulatory biology and evolution, cellular and embryonic development.

Michael Palis

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michael-palis

Professor, Computer Science
High performance computing, parallel and distributed algorithms

 

Suneeta Ramaswami

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suneeta-ramaswami Associate Professor, Computer Science
Computational geometry and its applications

Alex Roche

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alexroche

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Chemistry
Synthesis and reactivity of fluorinated organic molecules, and their spectroscopic characterization (especially nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry), identification and measurement of biological molecules

William M. Saidel

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williamsaidel

Associate Professor, Biology
Physiological basis of neuronal algorithms, modeling underwater vision, neuroethology

David Salas-de la Cruz

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David Salas-de la Cruz

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Physical characterization and thermal properties of plant cell wall composition as function of cell wall lignin degree of polymerization, gene manipulation, percent relative humidity and percent ionic liquid content

 

Alexander Samokhvalov

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AlexanderSamokhvalov

Assistant Professor, Chemistry 
Experimental physical chemistry, solar fuels, and biofuels

Daniel H. Shain

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daniel-shain

Professor, Biology
Annelid development and evolution, stem cells

Sunil Shende

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Associate Professor, Computer Science
Algorithms and combinatorial optimization; computational game theory

J. William Whitlow, Jr.

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Professor, Psychology
Cognition and Memory

Hao Zhu

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HaoZhu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry 
Cheminformatics, computational toxicology, computational chemistry, ADME modeling, drug design

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Center Associate Faculty Members

Sarah Allred

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sarahallred Assistant Professor, Psychology 
Color perception and color memory, rapid perceptual learning, visual perception of realistic images

Jean-Camille Birget

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Rutgers

Professor, Computer Science
Mathematical modeling in biology, cryptography, algorithms, complexity of problems in algebra.

Haydee Herrera

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Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Mathematics
Geometry and topology

Dawei Hong

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DaweiHong

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science
Applied probability, modeling and scaling in biology

Gabor Toth

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gabortoth

Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics
Geometry of eigenmaps and spherical minimal immersions, visualizing mathematics

Yuchung J. Wang

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Associate Professor, Mathematics
Statistics

Robrecht van der Wel

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robrecht_van_der_Wel Assistant Professor, Psychology
Psychological mechanisms underlying everyday physical actions, motor control, object manipulation, sequence planning, interpersonal action planning and coordination (joint action), belief representations in action, and the sense of agency.

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Center Emeritus Faculty Members

Luke Burke

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Professor, Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry: calculation of reaction pathways and the electronic properties of molecules and complexes of biological and chemical interest.

John Gagliardi

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johngagliardi

Professor Emeritus, Physics
Electrostatic force in mitosis

Patrick J. McIlroy

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Associate Professor, Biology
Molecular endocrinology of ovarian function; protein modeling, ligand/receptor interactions

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CCIB Post-Doctoral Researchers and Research Associates

Reza Salari

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Reza_Salari

Post Doctoral Researcher with Assistant Professor Grace Brannigan, Biology

Computational simulations to study biological macromolecules such as proteins and their interactions with each other and small molecules. In particular, Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations to study protein folding and ligand-receptor interactions.

 

Vikrant Singh

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vikrant singh

Postdoc Associate with Assistant Professor, Nir Yakoby, Biology

Sean Smith

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Sean_Smith

Post Doctoral Researcher with Professor Andrey Grigoriev, Biology

 

David Zhang

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Post Doctoral Researcher with Assistant Professor Hao Zhu, Chemistry 

 

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GPCIB Students

Aylin Aydogdu

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Aylin Aydogdu - CCIB Rutgers Student

Master’s Student

Sulbha Choudhari

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Sulbha

Doctoral Student with Dr. Andrey Grigoriev

Sequencing and analysis of metagenomes and metatranscriptomes of a complete microbial community of glacial ecosystem from Alaska to begin understanding from the genome to the biome.

 

Nastassia Pouradier Duteil

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Nastassia Duteil

Doctoral Student with Dr Benedetto Piccoli

Catherine Guay

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Catherine Guay

Doctoral Student

Kyle Jenkins

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Master’s Student 

Spyros Karaiskos 

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Doctoral Student

Marlene Kim

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Doctoral Student 

Min Kyung Kim

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Doctoral Student 

Minyoung Lee

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Minyoung Lee CCIB Rutgers Student

Doctoral Student

Tianran Li

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Doctoral Student

Ruchi Lohia

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Doctoral Student 

Christopher Mayer-Bacon

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Christopher Mayer-Bacon

Doctoral Student

Rob Marmion

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RobMarmion

Doctoral Student with Dr. Nir Yakoby

Sean McQuade

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Sean McQuade CCIB Rutgers Student

Doctoral Student

Steve Moffett

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SteveMoffett

Doctoral Student with Dr. Joe Martin

Sruthi Murlidaran

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Sruthi_Murlidaran

Doctoral Student 

Ammar Naqvi

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Ammar Naqvi

Doctoral Student with Dr. Andrey Grigoriev

Assesing small RNA populations and molecular mechanisms governing the functionality and regulation of small RNAs and their silencing pathways, including identifying and/or characterizing the process, potential modifications, and additional steps and components.  

Nicole Pope

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Nicole Pope

Doctoral Student with Dr. Nir Yakoby

Dan Russo

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Dan Russo CCIB Doctoral Student

Doctoral Student

Sweta Sharma

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Sweta_Sharma

Doctoral Student 

Liam Sharp

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Harish Swaminathan

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Harish

Doctoral Student with Dr. Desmond Lun

Interpreting complex, low template forensic DNA samples.

Wenyi Wang

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Wenyi Wang

Doctoral Student with Dr. Hao Zhu

Frank S. Weston

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frank-weston

Doctoral Student with Dr. Luke Burke

Using Hyperspectral Infrared Imaging for the Identification & Grading of Brain Cancer

Youryan Yun

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Youryan Yun CCIB Doctoral Student

Doctoral Student

GPCIB Affiliate Students

Pooi Kuhn Ip

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PooiKuhnIp

Doctoral Student with Dr. Desmond Lun 

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Alumni

Robert Ezeuka

 

Master’s

Tom James

Tom James

Master’s

Joe Kawash

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Master’s

Matt Niepielko

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MattNiepielko

PhD

Advisor: Dr. Nir Yakoby

Evolution of morphologies; in particular, how changes in epidermal growth factor receptor signaling mediate new morphologies on the Drosophila eggshell.

CCIB Staff

Karen D. Taylor

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Manager, Rutgers Center for Computational & Integrative Biology

Kevin Abbey

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Systems Administrator, Rutgers Center for Computational & Integrative Biology
Computational resources for the CCIB