Systems Biology Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Natarajan Kannan (kannan@bmb.uga.edu) or Dr. Shaying Zhao (szhao@uga.edu).

Systems biology is an emerging approach applied to biomedical and biological scientific research. Systems biology is a biology-based inter-disciplinary field of study that focuses on complex interactions within biological systems, using a more holistic perspective (holism instead of the more traditional reductionism) approach to biological and biomedical research.

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Jonathan Arnold
Professor Bioinformatics; Genetics

Fungal gene regulatory and biochemical networks,and biological clocks.

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Alexander Bucksch
Assistant Professor Plant Biology; Bioinformatics

Computational Plant Science, Phenotyping, Plant Imaging and Simulation

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Diana M. Downs
Professor Microbiology

Bacterial physiology and metabolic integration using biochemical, genetic and metabolomics approaches.

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Arthur S. Edison
Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics

Metabolomics and systems biology of Caenorhabditis elegans using NMR, mass spec, and computational approaches.

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Juan B. Gutierrez
Assistant Professor Bioinformatics

Dynamical systems; genetic control invasive species, and malaria.

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Andreas Handel
Assistant Professor Bioinformatics

My research focuses on mathematical and computational modeling of within-host and between-host infectious disease dynamics.

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Donald Harn
Professor and GRA Distinguished Investigator Infectious Diseases

Mechanistic analysis of parasite induced immune suppression. Translational research on immuno-modulation pertaining to inflammation based diseases. Vaccine development and trials.

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Natarajan Kannan
Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Evolutionary systems biology; protein kinase signaling in plants, pathogens and microbes.

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Jessica Kissinger
Distinguished Research Professor Bioinformatics; Genetics

Parasite genomics and the biology of genome evolution.

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Liang Liu
Assistant Professor Bioinformatics

Phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, statistics.

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Leidong Mao
Associate Professor Bioinformatics

Micro- and nano-technology, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics, single cell study, cancer diagnostics.

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Christof Meile
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator Marine Sciences

Biogeochemical nutrient cycling in porous media and aquatic systems, reactive transport modeling of microbially mediated processes.

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Douglas Menke
Assistant Professor Genetics

Developmental Regulation of Gene Expression; Evolution of Vertebrate Morphology.

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Mary Ann Moran
Professor Marine Sciences

Ecology of marine bacteria in the carbon and sulfur cycles; application of ecological functional genomics techniques to marine microbes.

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Jan Mrázek
Associate Professor Bioinformatics; Microbiology

Use bioinformatics and comparative genomics to study relationships between the genomic DNA sequence and the organism’s physiological characteristics, and regulatory processes that govern the flow of genetic information.

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Shannon P. Quinn
Assistant Professor Cellular Biology

Biomedical imaging and large graph mining in public health applications.

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Paul Schliekelman
Associate Professor Bioinformatics

My research group develops statistical and and computational approaches to better extract information from biological data, particularly in the genotype-phenotype relationship.

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Thiab Taha
Professor Institute of Bioinformatics

Computational Science and Parallel Computing; Bioinformatics: Involved in a project called: Computing Life: to solve system of differential equations that model biochemical reaction networks by using efficient/parallel numerical methods; BigData

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C.J. Tsai
Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Bioinformatics; Genetics

Growth-defense tradeoff, phenylpropanoid metabolism and carbon allocation, gene family evolution and functional diversification, alternative splicing and gene duplication.

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Ying Xu
Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Cancer Computational and Systems Biology, Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling.

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Shaying Zhao
Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Cancer genomics; human junk DNA; genomic instability.

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