Current Members


L. Cai   R. Malmberg   L. Ding   S. LaMarca

D. Lin   M. Mohebbi     X. Xue

 

 

Liming Cai

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Institute of Bioinformatics



Research Information:

My research interests are in algorithms and theories for computation-intensive problems, with applications in structural boinformatics and genomics. In RNA-informatics, I investigate various issues related to the prediction of non-coding RNA genes and structures.

 

Russell Malmberg

Professor, Departments of Plant Biology, Genetics, and Institute of Bioinformatics; Fellow, AAAS



Research Information:

My bioinformatics research interests are primarily in modeling and searching genomes for non-coding RNAs; secondarily I have some interests in the phylogenetic analysis of gene families. I also have a biology wetlab project studying pitcher plants (Sarracenia species).

 

Liang Ding

Teaching Assistant
Ph.D Student, Department of Computer Science

adamdingliang@gmail.com



Research Information:

My general research interests include bioinfomatics, design and analysis algorithm, and computational complexity.

 

Sal LaMarca

Teaching/Research Assistant
Ph.D Student, Department of Computer Science

slamarca@uga.edu



Research Information:

Currently, I am interested in applying artificial intelligence techniques to bioinformatics problems. In particular, I am working on GAMSA (Genetic Algorithm for Multiple Stem Alignment), which will be used to align and profile RNA stems that contain pseudoknots where some stems may not be present. I am also interested in using machine learning techniques to find genetic markers that are associated with certain phenotypes.

 

Deshen Lin

Research Assistant
MS Student, Department of Computer Science

lindeshen80@gmail.com



Research Information:

I'm interested in applying algorithms to bioinformatics problems, with current research focus on ncRNA tertiary structure profiling and search.

 

 

Mohammad Mohebbi

Research/Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Computer Science

mohebbi.m@gmail.com



Research Information:

I believe in open-minded thinking and coming up with a different approach. My current research is a 3D prediction of RNA structures. I am enthusiastic to challenge myself against this hard problem of bioinformatics in collaboration with this friendly group! I have an MS in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and my research interests in general are Bioinformatics, Data mining and AI. Before joining UGA, I have taught computer courses in some colleges and I fulfilled some Java/J2ME projects.

 

Xingran Xue

Research Assistant
Ph.D Student, Department of Computer Science

xrxue@uga.edu



Research Information:

RNA tertiary structure prediction and visualization, graph algorithms.