I am an enthusiastic early career scientist with an interdisciplinary training and a strong computational background. My interests lie in leveraging the information hidden in large-scale omics data for better understanding of the mutational processes causing human cancer, for identifying potential cancer prevention strategies, and for developing novel approaches for targeted cancer treatment.
The Zekiye Altun Professor of Biochemistry and Basic Oncology, Dokuz Eylul University. Member of the Cell Death Research Society of Turkey and Basic Oncology Society.
Degree in Biology, University of Porto, in 1974; PhD in 1983. Full Professor since 1993.
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Formal and population genetics. Pure and applied genetics, forensics (human and non-human paternity and kinship expertise) and diagnosis of genetic diseases.
Computational biology Staff Scientist, Aravind Group, at the Computational Biology Branch, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland). Research interest includes studying protein structure, function and sequence, evolution of domains and biological systems to glean information about the biology of organisms.
Since 2014, senior research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Applied Simulations of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Editor of BMC Evol Biol and PLoS ONE. In 2012 edited a book in 2 volumes "Evolutionary Genomics: Statistical and computational methods".
Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari, Tenured Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Group Leader, Plant Biotechnology Research Group at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari's expertise covers a range of subjects including, Molecular Biology, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Genomics; more specifically his research covers the areas of plant biotechnology, biosafety and environmental biotechnology.
My laboratory is centered on understanding the function(s) of RNAs, especially non-coding RNAs in all aspects of Biology. The long term objective of our work is to understand meiotic silencing in Neurospora and to map its connections with the meiotic silencing observed in other organisms.
B.S. in Molecular Biology, University of Brasilia, 1982
M.S. in Molecular Biology, University of Brasilia, 1986
Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Georgia (Athens), 1992
Postdoctoral Training, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1993
Postdoctoral Training, Stanford University, 1997
I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.
I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.
My research work broadly concentrates on the genetic improvement of grain legumes against abiotic stresses using genetic and genomic approaches. More specifically, my lab characterizes cool-season pulse legumes germplasm especially chickpea and lentil for the identification of best performing elite genotypes. For this purpose, we are employing genetics, genomics and conventional breeding approaches. At genome level, we are involved in identification and characterization of key transcriptional factor family members from the sequenced genomes of grain legumes implicated in the abiotic stress responses. We also employ comparative phylogenetic approaches to get insights in the evolution of these gene families in crop plants. Using the genotyping-by-sequencing approach, we are also identifying the key genomic regions controlling the important agronomic and physiological traits under abiotic stresses using genome-wide association studies in Chickpea. We are trying to identify the key alleles and their gene expression under drought-stress conditions in Chickpea using RNA-seq based transcriptional profiling.
Assistant Professor of Computation Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY.
Researcher at the Population Genetics and Evolution group at i3S and invited assistant professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. Scientific topics include molecular basis of phenotype-genotype relationships, mechanisms underlying epistatic interactions under the compensatory mutation model, and the dynamics involved in the amino acid substitution at the protein structural level.
Professor of Genetics and Deputy Head of the Department of Genetics, Ecology and Evolution. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and is a Knight of the National Order of Scientific Merit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Researcher 1A of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) which is the highest position.