Administrative Core

  • Director of COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • COBRE Program Manager, Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Co-Leader of COBRE CBHD
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Computational Biology Core

  • Genomics Data Scientist
  • Manager, Computational Biology Core
  • Director of COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Co-Leader of COBRE CBHD
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Project Leads

Amanda Jamieson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Nicola Neretti, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Dept of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Sohini Ramachandran, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology

Alper Uzun, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Research)

Shipra Vaishnava, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Pilot Awardees

Peter Belenky,PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Ashley Webb, PhD

  • Assistant Professor Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Mentors

  • Pathobiology Graduate Program Co-Director, Professor of Biology
  • Professor of Biology, Dept of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
  • Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital Pediatrics
  • Director of COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University; Staff Pulmonary Critical Care Physician, Providence VA Medical Center
  • Distinguished Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratories, Josephine Bay Paul Center and Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Co-Leader of COBRE CBHD
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Internal Advisory Committee (IAC)

The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) is comprised of Brown faculty and administrators from each of the participating Departments and hospitals, such that each entity has a voice in the administration of the Center.

Richard Bennett, PhD

  • Pathobiology Graduate Program Co-Director, Professor of Biology

William Fairbrother, PhD

  • Professor of Biology, Dept of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Edward Hawrot, PhD

  • Associate Dean of Biology, Bio Med Medical Affairs

Mark Howison

  • Director of Data Science, Computing and Information Services

Cynthia Jackson, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Gurcharan Khanna, PhD

  • Executive Director, Center for Computation and Visualization

Valerie Knopik, PhD

  • Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Charles "Chip" Lawrence, PhD

  • Professor of Applied Mathematics

James Padbury, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital Pediatrics

Neil Sarkar, PhD

  • Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics

Pamela Swiatek, PhD, MBA

  • Director of Research Operations & Major Proposal Coordinator

Zhijin Wu, PhD

  • Co-Director of Computational Biology Core
  • Co-Leader of COBRE CBHD
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

The External Advisory Committee (EAC) was chosen by the COBRE Leadership Team with advisement of the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC). They were chosen for their scientific alignment to the COBRE scientific and operational themes, their experience with successful program development and evaluation, their knowledge of successful computational core facility operating strategies, their leadership in their field of epxertise, and their enthusiasm for mentoring Junior Investigators.

The EAC will review and advise the Leadership on: achieving COBRE program development, growth, and sustainability goals; evaluating Junior Investigator recruitment, retention, graduation, or dismissal; reviewing Pilot Award applications; determining Core Facility effectiveness and necessary enhancements; assessing the quality of the COBRE mentoring and career development programs; and providing opportunities for our COBRE to engage with exemplary programs outside of Rhode Island.

Martin J. Blaser, MD

  • Director, Human Microbiome Program New York University Langone Medical Center

Debbie Nickerson, PhD

  • Professor of Genomic Sciences, University of Washington

Peter J. Park, PhD (Chair)

  • Professor of Biomedical Informatics Harvard Medical School

Alumni

Casey Dunn, PhD

  • Former Co-director of Computational Biology Core, Former Mentor, Former IAC Member

Jack A. Elias, MD

  • Former Mentor and Former IAC Member
  • Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

Isaac S. Kohane, MD, PhD

  • Former EAC Member, Chair Dept of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School

Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD

  • Former IAC member, Professor of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

John Sedivy

  • Fomer IAC Member
  • Professor of Medical Science

Acknowledgment

Research reported on this website is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM109035.