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Professor and Director of the UI Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the ECE Parallel Processing LaboratoryRoy J. Carver, Jr. Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational BiologyProfessor of Electrical & Computer EngineeringProfessor of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
Office: 314 CCIowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-335-953
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BS, Computer Science, University of IowaMS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of IowaPhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in InformaticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in NeuroscienceInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
My research interests span the areas of computational aspects of genomics, molecular biology, and human genetics, as well as high performance computing systems, software and networks. For the first 15 years of my research career, I have been engaged in research and development efforts in high performance computing systems  and software . Since 1994, I have become increasingly involved in applying computational and networking techniques to problems of genomics and human genetics. These collaborative efforts with several other members of the Genetics Ph.D. Program faculty at Iowa (E. Stone, V. Sheffield, M.B. Soares, and V. Vieland) have included identification of genome loci linked to rare and common diseases such as macular degeneration, autism , and hypertension and obesity. GenoMap , a web-based system to gather and analyse pedigree, genotype, and phenotype data, was developed at Iowa to assist clinicians, molecular biologists, and geneticists in cooperating to gather and analyze data sets to help identify disease-causing gene candidates. Large-scale cDNA sequencing and mapping projects  have (as of April 2000) contributed over 50, 000 novel ESTs (Expressed Sequence Tags) to the public databases in Rat, Mouse, Human and other species (http://genome.uiowa.edu). These efforts are being expanded to now include the large scale identification and sequencing of the Mammalian Gene Collection of all full-length human mRNAs.
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