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The lab in 2015
The lab in 2015



Dr. Eberhard O. Voit
Eberhard O. Voit, Ph.D.
Professor and David D. Flanagan Chair in Biological Systems

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Education (Universität zu Köln):
Vordiplom (B.S.) 1973 Natural Sciences
Vordiplom 1975 Mathematics
Diplom (M.S.) 1976 Biology (Zoology, Genetics)
Philosophikum 1977 Philosophy/Education
Staatsexamen (M.S.) 1978 Mathematics
Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) 1981 Developmental/Theoretical Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow 1981- Michael Savageau Lab,
1982 University of Michigan
     
     



Brandon Bumbaca
Brandon Bumbaca

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic:
Creating a Matlab Guided User Interface for a schizophrenia simulator.

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Ann Dam
Ann Dam, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S. 1996 Biochemistry
California State University, Fullerton, CA
Ph.D. 2002 Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
     
Research Topic:
Bioinformatics; models of metapopulations.


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Mojdeh Faraji
Mojdeh Faraji

Education:
B.S. 2008 Mechanical Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
M.S. 2012 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois, Edwardsville
M.S. 2012 Applied Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois, Edwardsville
Ph.D. program Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Models of lignin metabolism and recalcitrance for biofuel production.


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Luis
Luis Maria Lopes da Fonseca, Ph.D.

Education:
B.S. 1998 Biochemistry
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ph.D. 2006 Biochemistry
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
     
Research Topic:
In vivo NMR methods; mathematical pathway modeling


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Anuj Gupta
Anuj Gupta

Education:
B. Tech. 2013 Biol. Sciences & Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India
M.S. 2015 Bioinformatics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Program Bioinformatics
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Bioinformatics, Bacterial Typing, Pathway modeling

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Akram Khaja
Akram Khaja

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic:
Creating practice exercises for systems biology

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Daniel
Daniel Olivença

Education:
B.S. 2002 Mathematics
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
M.S. 2011 Probability and Statistics
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ph.D. Program Biology
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
     
Research Topic:
Models of the phosphatidylinositol pathway and cystic fibrosis


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Zhen Qi
Zhen Qi, Ph.D.

Education:
M.S. 1999 Microwave Remote Sensing
Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ph.D. 2004 Bioinformatics
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
Research Topic:
Inferences of molecular mechanisms from metabolomics data.


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Narae Talbott
Narae Talbott

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic:
Creating practice exercises for systems biology


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James Wade
James Wade

Education:
B.S. 2010 Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Models of control networks for mesenchymal stem cell differentiation


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Jiwon Yom
Jiwon Yom

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic:
Creating practice exercises for systems biology


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Flanagan Visit

Lab visit by our friends and sponsors Ann and David Flanagan


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ALUMNI OF THE LAB



Harnel Alezi
Harnel Alezi

Education:
B.S. 2016 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic:
Modeling erythropoiesis in malaria

Next position: Fuji Film Medical Systems

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Fernando Alvarez
Fernando J. Alvarez-Vasquez

Education:
M.S. 1990 Biology
Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Ph.D. 2001 Biochemistry
Universidad La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Postdoctoral Fellow 2002 Medical University of South Carolina
-2008
 
Research Topic:
Mathematical modeling toward understanding the processes that control the dynamics of cell behavior under different conditions.

Currently: Center for Genomics, UNAM, Mexico


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Po-Wei Chen
Po-Wei Chen

Education:
B.S. 2006 Bioindustrial Mechatronics Engineering
National Taiwan University
Ph.D. program Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Models of sphingolipid metabolism in yeast.
Next position: Postdoctoral fellow, UCLA

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I-Chun Chou
I-Chun Chou

Education:
B.S. 1997 Pharmacy
National Taiwan University
M.S. 1999 Clinical Pharmacy
National Taiwan University
M.S. 2003 System & Information Science
Syracuse University
Ph.D. 2008 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Parameter estimation of biomedical systems models and S-distributions.

Next position: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech



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Allie Del Giorno
Allie Del Giorno

Education:
B.S. 2013 Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Compartmental Modeling of Respiratory Neurons.


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Sepideh Dolatshahi
Sepideh Dolatshahi

Education:
B.S. 2007 Electrical Engineering
University of Tehran, Iran
M.S. 2009 Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
2015 Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Models of Lactococcus lactis metabolism.
Next Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT


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David Fieni
David Fieni

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology


Research Topic:
Modeling the balance of neurochemicals


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Gautam Goel
Gautam Goel

Education:
B.S. 1998 Mechanical Engineering
University of Pune, Pune
M.S. 1999 Computer Science
National Centre for Software Technology, Bangalore
M.S. 2006 Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2009 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Computational analysis of metabolic pathways such as glycolysis in lactic acid bacteria.

Software Development: Biochemical Systems Toolbox (BSTBox)

Currently: Harvard University


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Xiaoling He
Xiaoling He

Education:
M.S. 1997 Mechanical Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S. 2000 Tribology/Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2000 Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Nonlinear dynamics and system modeling of plant cell wall materials and structures with emphasis on biofuels.



Michio Iwata
Michio Iwata

Education:
B.S. 20099 Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology
M.S. 2011 Agriculture
Kyushu University
Ph.D. program Agriculture
Kyushu University
JSPS Research Fellow 2012 Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
Kyushu University
     
Research Topic:
Parameter estimation in mathematical models for metabolic reaction systems.


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Shinichi Kikuchi
Shinichi Kikuchi

Education and Work Experience:

B.S. 1998 Mathematics
Keio University, Japan
M.E. 2000 Computer Science
Keio University, Japan
Ph.D. 2001 Engineering
Keio University, Japan
Postdoctoral Fellow 2001 Comp. Biol. Res. Center
Nat. Inst. Adv. Ind. Sci. Techn.
Research Fellow 2002 Institute for Advanced Biosciences
Keio University, Japan
Assistant Professor 2005 Environment and Information Studies
Keio University, Japan
     
Research Topic:
Mathematical modeling of synaptic plasticity.


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Carla Kumbale
Carla Kumbale

Education:
B.S. 2016 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Creation of examples and exercises for education in systems biology.

Next Position: Master's program in Epidemiology, Emory University
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WangHee Lee
WangHee Lee

Education:
B.S. 2004 Agricultural Machinery Engineering
Seoul National University, South Korea
M.S. 2006 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
Ph.D. 2011 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
Postdoctoral Fellow/td> 2011-2012 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Mathematical modeling of lignin pathways.

Currently: Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University, South Korea



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Yun Lee
Yun Lee

Education:
B.S. 2003 Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
M.S. 2005 Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ph.D. 2012 Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow Bioengineering
University of California, Los Angeles
     
Research Topic:
Mathematical modeling of metabolic pathways with emphasis on biofuel production.

Next position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles


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Anna
Anna Machina

Education:
M.S. 2002 Mathematics
Tambov State University, Russia
Ph.D. program Applied Mathematics
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Visiting Student 2008 Bioengineering
-2009 Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Application of the theory of differential equations with discontinuous right-hand sides (differential inclusions) to the analysis of gene regulatory networks and other biological systems.

Currently: Centre for Intergative Genomics, Norway


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Miguel Monteiro
Miguel Monteiro

Education:
B.S. Program 2015 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Modeling glucose metabolism in Staphylococcus cultures
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Kavya Muddukumar
Kavya Muddukumar

Education:
B.S. Program 2014 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Creation of examples and exercises for education in systems biology.
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Gautam Rangavajla
Gautam Rangavajla

Education:
B.S. Program 2016 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Creation of examples and exercises for education in systems biology.
Next position: Medical School


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Kellie Sims
Kellie Sims

Education:
B.S. Mathematics
Louisiana State University
M.S. 2001 Environmental Studies
Univ. of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina
Ph.D. 2008 Bioinformatics
Medical University of South Carolina
     
Research Topic:
Experimental and modeling studies of the role of sphingolipids and caloric restriction on aging.

Currently: Medical University of South Carolina



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Mark Stathos
Mark Stathos

Education:
B.S. Program Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Modeling changes in neurotransmitter levels caused by alcohol use, dependence, and treatment





Deepak_Sundar
Deepak Sundar

Education:
B.S. 2007 Computer Science and Engineering
PSG Tech , Anna University, India
M.S. 2009 Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Metabolic pathway visualization.

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Janine Symonds
Janine Symonds

Education:
M.Sci. 2009 Mathematics
Imperial College London, U.K.
M.Res. 2011 Modelling Biological Complexity
University College London, U.K.
Ph.D. program Mathematical Biology
University College London, U.K.
 
Research Topic:
Models of purine metabolism and the treatment of cancer with purine inhibitors.


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Newsha Tavakoli
Newsha Tavakoli

Education:
B.S. 2016 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Creation of examples and exercises for education in systems biology.


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Beth Thompson
Beth Thompson

Education:
B.S. 2016 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     


Research Topic:
Creation of examples and exercises for education in systems biology.
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Siren Veflingstad
Siren Veflingstad

Education:
M.S. 2002 Applied Mathematics
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ph.D. 2006 Applied Mathematics
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellow 2006 Bioengineering
-2008 Georgia Institute of Technology
     
   
Research Topic:
Mathematical modelling of metabolic pathways, with emphasis on energy metabolism and bioenergetics.

Currently: University of Warwick



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Sebastian Wolf
Sebastian Wolf

Education:
B.S. 2008 Biosystems Technology
University of Magdeburg, Germany
M.S. 2012 Molecular Biotechnology
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Research Topic:
Modeling potassium regulation in Pseudomonas putida


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Jialiang Wu
Jialiang Wu

Education:
B.S. 1996 Mathematics
Sun Yet-sen University
M.S. 2003 Mathematics
University of South Carolina
M.S. 2003 Computer Engineering
University of South Carolina
Ph.D. 2011 Bioinformatics
   
Research Topic:
Hybrid models of metabolic pathways.

Currently: Yale University



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Weiwei Yin
Weiwei Yin

Education:
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zhejiang University
M.S. Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science
M.S. 2007
Bioengineering
Ph.D. 2012 Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow 2012 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     
Research Topic:
Mathematical models of the NADPH Oxidase system and its role in mechanotransduction.

Currently: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech



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Gina Yu
Gina Yu

Education:
B.S. 2015 Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
     

Research Topic:
Modeling neurotransmitter circuitry and balances with focus on schizophrenia


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