Dr. Li Zhang
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Computational genome biology
- Gene expression microarray data modeling
- Networks of gene expression regulation
The research in my laboratory is directed at developing methods to extract biological information from high-throughput genomic data, especially data from gene expression microarrays. Our current studies focus on modeling high-density short oligonucleotide microarrays. We are interested in how various factors, such as probe binding affinity, RNA degradation, and alternative splicing, affect microarray data. The larger goal of my research is to integrate various types of genomic information to come up with a coherent systematic view of how biological systems function.
A tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience with essential tools of bioinformatics. Students can learn how to deal with large-scale genomic data using relational databases and specialized programs.
Office: MDA HMB13.332 (Unit 237)
Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1995