Reprogramming the Human Genome

Data Guided Control

Research

The work in our lab is focused on the dynamics of genome organization in human cells, with emphasis on gaining a deeper understanding of how the cell cycle guides cell fate determination. We are developing genomic and imaging technologies for determining the natural dynamics of the cell cycle and building a data guided mathematical foundation. Our long term goal is to develop strategies for direct reprogramming of normal and abnormal cells

Principal Investigator: Indika Rajapakse
Lab Manager: Walter Meixner
Postdocs: Haiming Chen, Sijia Liu
Ph.D. Students: Scott Ronquist, Stephen Lindsly, Emily Crossette
Undergraduate Students: Cyrus Najarian

Ph.D. Graduates: Laura Seaman (now at Draper Laboratory)
Honorary Lab Member: Stephen Smale

Teaching

Fall 2017 Bioinformatics 540 / Math 540: Mathematics of Biological Networks (PDF)

Funding

Defense Advanced Research Research Projects Agency
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Smale Institute of Mathematics and Computation

Research

Data-Guided Control
4D Nucleome
"Science of Me" education initiative with Leland Hartwell

Resources

The Collected Papers of Stephen Smale
Papers by our lab members

Contact Information

Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
1600 Huron Parkway, NCRC Building 520
Rm. 3392
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-763-0782