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Abdo, Zaid

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University

Phone:  970-492-4455
Office:   D114 Ric | College of Veterinary Medicine & Bio Medical Sciences | Colorado State University
Lab Website | zaid.abdo@colostate.edu

Research Interest
Microbial Community Structure, Transmitting and Maintaining Antibiotic Resistance

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Arnold, Jonathan

Professor, Department of Genetics

Phone:  706-542-1449
Office:   C308B Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | arnold@uga.edu

Research Interest
Systems Biology, Microfluidics, Clock, Networks, and Neurospora

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Bahl, Justin

Associate Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Infectious Diseases

Phone:  706-542-3473
Office:   338 College of Veterinary Medicine
Lab Website | JUSTIN.BAHL@uga.edu

Research Interest
Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Science

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Bennetzen, Jeffrey L.

Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Alliance & Eminent Scholar, Department of Genetics

Phone:  706-542-3698
Office:   C426a Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | Maize@uga.edu

Research Interest
Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Computational Biology

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Bensasson, Douda

Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Plant Biology

Phone:  706-542-1790
Office: Miller Plant Sciences, RM 1508
Lab Website | dbensasson@uga.edu

Research Interest
Evolutionary Genomics and Population Genomics

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Bergman, Casey

Associate Graduate Coordinator, Institute of Bioinformatics and Associate Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Genetics

Phone:
Office: A128a Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | cbergman@uga.edu

Research Interest
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, and Text Mining

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Bucksch, Alexander

Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Departments of Plant Biology & Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Phone:  706-542-1823
Office: Miller Plant Science Building, Rm 2611
Lab Website | bucksch@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Plant Science

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Devos, Katrien

Professor, Departments of Plant Biology

Phone:  706-542-0925
Office: Miller Plant Sciences Building, RM 4107
Lab Website | kdevos@uga.edu

Research Interest
Grass Genome Structure and Evolution

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Dobbin, Kevin K.

Associate Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Phone:  706-543-8112
Office: 150e Paul D. Coverdell Center
Lab Website | dobbinke@uga.edu

Research Interest
Biostatistics, High Dimensional Data, Design, and Analysis

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Edison, Arthur

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics, Genetics, & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Director, NMR Facility in the CCRC

Phone:  706-542-8156
Office: Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, RM 1040
Lab Website | aedison@uga.edu

Research Interest
Metabolomics and Systems Biology

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Glenn, Travis

Interim Director, Institute of Bioinformatics and Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Science

Phone:  706-583-0662
Office:   152 Environmental Health Science Bldg
Lab Website travisg@uga.edu 

Research Interest
Environmental & Comparative Genomics

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Gutierrez, Juan B.

Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics | University of Texas, San Antonio

Phone: (210) 458-5735
Office: Flawn Science Building 4.01.10 | University of Texas, San Antonio
Lab Website | juan.gutierrez3@utsa.edu

Research Interest
Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, and Mathematics

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Jackson, Scott

Professor, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies & the Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics

Phone:  706-542-4021
Office: 111 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602
Lab Website | sjackson@uga.edu

Research Interest
Genomic Landscape of Plant Genomes structural, functional, evolutionary and epigenetic.

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Joye, Samantha

Professor, School of Marine Programs

Phone:  706-542-5893
Office: 0159 Marine Sciences
Lab Website | mjoye@uga.edu

Research Interest
Environmental Genomics and Deep Ocean Microbiomes

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Kannan, Natarajan

Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar

Associate Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 

Phone:  706-542-7326
Office: A318 Davison Life Sciences
Lab Website | nkannan@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Structural Biology, Systems Biochemistry, Molecular Evolution and Ontologies

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Kissinger, Jessica

Distinguished Research Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Genetics

Phone:  706-542-6562
Office: 107C Paul D, Coverdale Center
Lab Website | jkissing@uga.edu

Research Interest
Parasite Genomics and the Biology of Genome Evolution

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Liu, Liang

Associate Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Statistics

Phone:  706-542-3309
Office: 458 Brooks Hall
Lab Website | lliu@uga.edu

Research Interest
Phylogenetics and Statistics

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Liu, Tianming

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Phone:  706-542-3478
Office: 0415 Boyd Graduate Research Center
Lab Website | tliu@uga.edu

Research Interest
Brain Imaging

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Logan, David

Associate Professor & WEB DuBois Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences | Clark Atlanta University

Phone:  404-880-6830
Lab Website | dlogan@cau.edu

Research Interest
Fungal Physiology and Genetics

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Ma, Ping

Professor, Department of Statistics

Phone:  706-542-0714
Office: 529 Brooks Hall
Lab Website | pingma@uga.edu

Research Interest
Bioinformatics, Statistics, Big Data Analytics, and Functional Data Analysis

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Malmberg, Russell

Emeritus Faculty

Phone:  706-542-1850
Office: 3609 Plant Sciences Building
Lab Website | russell@uga.edu

Research Interest
Bioinformatics and Plant Evolutionary Genetics

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Mao, Leidong

Associate Professor, College of Engineering

Phone:  706-542-1871
Office: 220 Riverbend Road, RM 166
Lab Website | mao@uga.edu

Research Interest
Microfluidic Platform for Systems Biology

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Mrázek, Jan

Graduate Coordinator, Institute of Bioinformatics and Associate Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Microbiology

Phone:  706-542-1065
Office: 0523 Biological Science
Lab Website | mrazek@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Microbiology Laboratory and comparative analyses of microbial (mainly prokaryotic) genomes.

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Ottesen, Elizabeth

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Phone:  706-542-1434
Office: 0550 Biological Science
Lab Website |ottesen@uga.edu

Research Interest
Environmental Biology

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Paterson, Andrew H.

Regents Professor and Head, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences

Phone:  706-542-1434
Office: 0228 Center for Applied Genetic Technology Science
Lab Website |paterson@uga.edu

Research Interest
Plant Genome Biology

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Quinn, Shannon

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Cellular Biology

Phone:  706-542-4661
Office: 0638a Boyd Graduate Research Center
Lab Website |spq@uga.edu

Research Interest
Biomedical imaging, generative modeling of biological systems, and large-scale machine learning

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Salvador, Liliana

Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics & Department of Infectious Diseases

Phone: 706-542-1644
Office: H319 College of Veterinary Medicine
Lab Website | salvador@uga.edu

Research Interest
Infectious Disease Ecology and Quantitative Epidemiology

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Schliekelman, Paul

Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Statistics

Phone:  706-542-4241
Office: 456 Brooks Hall | Computer Services
Lab Website |pdschlie@uga.edu

Research Interest
Statistical Genomics

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Schmitz, Robert

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Phone:  706-542-1887
Office: B416 Davison Life Science Complex
Lab Website |schmitz@uga.edu

Research Interest
Epigenetics, Epigenomics, and DNA methylation

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Schüttler, Heinz-Bernd

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone:  706-542-3886
Office: 313D Physics at 220 Cedar Street
Lab Website | hbs@phyast.uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Systems Biology

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Strauch, Eva-Maria

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Phone: 706-542-7725
Office: Pharmacy South, Rm 324
Lab Website | estrauch@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Structural Design & Protein Engineering

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Taha, Thiab

Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science

Phone:  706-542-3475
Office: 412 Boyd Graduate Studies
Lab Website | thiab@uga.edu

Research Interest
High Performance Computing and Big Data

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Tarleton, Rick

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Cellular Biology

Phone:  706-542-3362
Office: 310b Coverdell Center
Lab Website | tartleton@uga.edu

Research Interest
Immunology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathology Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas Diesease

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Tsai, Chung-Jui

Winifred N. “Hank” Hayes Professor and Georgia Alliance Eminent Research Scholar, Department of Genetics and Plant Biology and School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Phone:  706-542-1271
Office: B310 Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website |cjtsai@uga.edu

Research Interest
Gene Network Functional Genomics and Gene Family Evolution

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Wallace, Jason

Assistant Professor, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences

Phone:  706-542-9696
Office: 216 Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
Lab Website |jason.wallace@uga.edu

Research Interest
Plant Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

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Woods, Robert

 Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Phone:  706-542-4454
Office: 1089 Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Lab Website |rwoods@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Simulations and Biophysics Applied to Infectious Diseases

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Xie, Zhong-Ru (Paul)

 Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone:  858-436-5789
Office: 708B Boyd Graduate Studies Building
Lab Website |paulxie@uga.edu

Research Interest
Computational Drug Discovery

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Xu, Ying

Regents GRA Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Phone:  706-542-9779
Office: A 110 Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | xyn@uga.edu

Research Interest
Cancer Systems Biology, Bacterial Genomics, Evolution and Systems Biology

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Ye, Kaixiong (Calvin)

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Phone:  706-542-5898
Office: C220 Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | kaixiong.ye@uga.edu

Research Interest
Nutritional Genomics, a new interdisciplinary field bridging Nutritional Sciences and Human Genomics.

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Zhao, Shaying

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Phone:  706-542-9147
Office: B304B Davison Life Sciences Complex
Lab Website | szhao@bmb.uga.edu

Research Interest
Cancer Systems Biology, Bacterial Genomics, Evolution and Systems Biology

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