Department of Biology
Theory and Modeling

Computational approaches are used in several research areas of the Department.  In computational genomics we study how complex function is encoded in the genome. In population biology computational approaches are used for example to study the spread of disease agents in populations.  In Neuroscience, computational approaches are used to model biological neurons and small pattern generating networks.  

Faculty working in this area are:

Faculty Quick Description
Rustom Antia
Rollins 1107
404-727-1015
rustom.antia@emory.edu
I am interested in developing a quantitative understanding of the dynamics of pathogens and immune responses. View Profile.
Jaap De Roode
Rollins 1113
404-727-2340
jacobus.deroode@emory.edu
We study the evolution of parasites and their hosts. One of our main questions is how environmental conditions can select for more or less harmful parasites. View Profile.
Dieter Jaeger
Rollins 2129
404-727-8139
djaeger@emory.edu
We study detailed realistic single cell models in conjunction with slice and in vivo electrophysiology to examine computational properties of cerebellar and basal ganglia networks. View Profile.
Bruce Levin
Rollins 1109
404-727-2826
blevin@emory.edu
We do theoretical and empirical studies of the population biology and evolution of bacteria and their accessory genetic elements and the population dynamics, evolution, and control of infectious disease. View Profile.
Ilya Nemenman
Math & Science Center 240
404-727-9286
ilya.nemenman@emory.edu
My group is applying methods of theoretical physics and information theory to understand how biological systems, such as molecular circuits, entire cellular networks, single neurons, whole brains, and entire populations learn from their surrounding environment and respond to it. View Profile.
Astrid Prinz
Rollins 2105
404-727-5191
astrid.prinz@emory.edu
We combine experimental and computational methods to study pattern generation, synchronization, and homeostasis in small neuronal networks. Our work relies on the collaboration of researchers from diverse backgrounds, including biologists, neuroscientists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians. View Profile.
Leslie Real
Rollins 1001A
404-727-4099
lreal@emory.edu
Interaction of genetic structure of populations and the ecological dynamics of infectious diseases; molecular evolution in rabies viruses. View Profile.

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