CGS Faculty


 

Jeffrey Gordon — Center Director


Genomic and metabolic foundations of symbiotic host-microbial relationships in the mammalian gut. Lab Website

 
   
 
       
Megan Baldridge  

Megan Baldridge


Megan's research explores the regulation of viral and bacterial pathogens by commensal bacteria and the host innate immune system. Her lab also characterizes how pathogens evolve to evade host control and benefit from the presence of other microbes. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Michael Brent


Michael is interested in modeling networks that regulate cell state on both a detailed, kinetic level and a genome-wide level. Detailed models are aimed at understanding how the responses of specific gene regulatory networks unfold over time and predicting how their responses will be affected by genetic modifications. Genome-wide modeling efforts are aimed inferring regulatory networks in organisms whose gene regulation has not been mapped in detail. The Brent lab approaches gene regulation systems using both computational and experimental methods. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Barak Cohen - Ruffian, Scallywag, Systems Biologist



Cohen ruthlessly manipulates and bullies tiny yeast cells into giving up what they know about the molecular mechanisms that underlie the operation of complex genetic regulatory networks. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Gautam Dantas


Gautam's lab develops novel technologies to understand and engineer the biochemical processing potential of the microbial world. They work at the interface of microbial genomics and biochemistry, synthetic biology and structural biology to study problems with biotechnological and biomedical relevance, with a specific focus on understanding microbial reservoirs of antibiotic resistance and engineering microbial catalysis of plant biomass into value chemicals. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Todd Druley


As a pediatric oncologist, Todd's research is focused on understanding the impact of rare genetic variation on complex disease – particularly childrens' cancer.  Lab members are developing technology and informatics to leverage the latest in DNA sequencing technology in order to study the role of rare variants in a variety of pediatric and adult complex diseases. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Justin Fay


The Fay lab has moved to the University of Rochester. (More>>)

 
   
 
 

Robi Mitra


Technology development for functional genomics and systems biology. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Michael Province


Mathematical development of new statistical genetics methodology for complex traits. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Gary Stormo


Gary Stormo uses experimental and computational approaches to model the binding specificity of transcription factors which allows for the prediction of gene regulatory networks. He is also interested in modeling how the specificity changes when the protein sequence changes, which can lead to the design of new proteins with novel specificity. Lab Website

 
   
 
 

Ting Wang


Ting Wang is interested in how regulatory networks evolve and adapt,
and how disturbance of the network may lead to human diseases
including cancer. His current focus is investigating genetic and
epigenetic impact of transposable elements on mammalian regulatory
networks. Lab Website