My background in computational biology and bioinformatics directs my research towards pathways analysis, genome-wide association studies and particularly genetic architecture of preterm birth and preeclampsia.
Dr. Alper Uzun received his BS in biology from Istanbul University and MS degree in medical biochemistry from Kocaeli University in Turkey. He entered graduate school at Northeastern University where he received a Masters Degree in bioinformatics followed by a PhD in computational biology and bioinformatics. He joined Prof. James Padbury's group in the early fall of 2009 on a project merging bioinformatics with genetics and structural biology. Dr. Uzun also works with Prof. Sorin Istrail from Computer Science department and affiliated with the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB). Since joining Alpert Medical School and Women and Infants Hospital in the Department of Pediatrics, he has been working on developing bioinformatics approaches to complex diseases. Dr. Uzun is particularly focused on the genetic architecture of preterm birth and preeclampsia.
ALPER UZUN, PhD
On The Web:
dbPTB:The Database for Preterm Birth (dbPTB) is a web-based aggregation tool to organize the genes, genetic variations and pathways involved in preterm birth, dbPTB.
Dr. Uzun is the creator of Biocomicals, it's a webcomic about science and medicine.
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