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Associated Faculty

Our Associated Faculty often join us in order to serve as a thesis advisor or member of a student’s thesis committee. They must have a strong interest in computational biology, participate in program activities and present a lecture to the core faculty. These appointments are time–limited and must be renewed every three years.

Min Choi, Ph.D.
Computer Science
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Research Areas: Professor Choi’s research interests are in computer graphics, scientific visualization and human–computer interaction, with an emphasis on physically–based modeling and simulation for medical and bioinformatics applications.
Douglas Everett, Ph.D. (Curran-Everett for publications)
Preventive Medicine & Biometrics
Email: EverettD@NJC.ORG
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Research Areas: Professor Everett’s research interests are in the promoting of the proper use of statistics among scientists and clinicians, including the statistics of multiple testing.

Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D



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Research Areas:  Professor Gardiner's laboratory focuses on the molecular basis of the cognitive deficits seen in Down syndrome. Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) is the most common cause of intellectual disability, and is due to an extra copy of human chromosome 21 and the increased expression of some number of the ~500 genes encoded by it.

Mark Geraci, M.D.
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Research Areas: Professor Geraci is the Director of the Gene Expression Center, and the Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His research interests are in the role of eicosanoids and pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer, and in the use of gene expression analysis to study disease pathogenesis.
Ryan Gill, Ph.D.
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Email: RTG@Colorado.EDU
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Research Areas: Professor Gill’s research interests are in new tools and theories to study the evolution of microbial genomes, focusing particularly on the evolution of stress tolerance behaviors in E.coli.

Karin Verspoor, Ph.D.

NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, University of Melbourne - Australia


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Research Areas:  Development of algorithms for natural language processing of biomedical texts, text mining and information extraction methods combining symbolic and statistical representations of linguistic features and biological knowledge.

Norman Pace, Ph.D.
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
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Research Areas: Professor Pace’s research interests involve the synthesis, structure and function of RNA; and the application of molecular biological tools to problems in environmental microbiology.

Stephanie Santorico, Ph.D.
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
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Research Areas: Professor Santorico’s research interests are in Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Genetics of Gene Expression, Integrating Genomics Data to Understand Complex Human Traits including Methods involving Genetic Linkage and Linkage Disequilibrium.

James Sikela, Ph.D.
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Research Areas: Professor Sikela’s research interests are in the development and application of advanced genome technologies, particularly as they apply to understanding of human evolution and human disease.
Vic Spitzer, Ph.D.
Cellular & Structural Biology
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Professor Spitzer is the director of the Center for Human Simulation and one of the principal architects of the Visible Human Project.

Richard Spritz, M.D.
Human Medical Genetics and Genomics
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Professor Spritz is the director of the Human Medical Genetics Program. The Human Medical Genetics Program at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center is a relatively new, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program designed to provide research training in the rapidly developing area of human genetics, especially as it regards medical aspects of the discipline.
Trevor Williams, Ph.D.
Cell and Developmental Biology
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Research Areas: Craniofacial development

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