Ram SamudralaComputational Biology Research Group, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 07 March 2002)
Associate Professor, Computational Biology Research Group (CompBio), Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University September 1997-January 2001
PhD, Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, Rockville, MD August 1993-August 1997
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University January 1990-May 1993
Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (2010)
Honorary diplomas from the cities of Casma and Yautan, Peru; as well as an official Decree of Thanks from the Peruvian Minister of Health for research on vaccine discovery (2008)
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Visiting Scientist Award (2008)
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Finalist in 2006 (25/465 applicants selected as finalists)
NSF CAREER award (2005-2010)
University of Washington New Investigator Science in Medicine Lecture (2004)
Named one of the world's top young innovators (TR100 selection) by MIT Technology Review (2003)
Searle Scholar (2002-2005)
NSF Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology/Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellow (1997-2001)
Centre for Advanced Research in Biotechnology Life Technologies Graduate Fellow (1993-1997)
Zain-ul-Abedin Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Studies in Molecular and Cell Biology (1993)
Howard Hughes Internship Award (1992)
Dean's List (1990-1993)
Wesleyan Scholar and Honours Student at Ohio Wesleyan (1990-1993)
A fundamental biological challenge is to understand how the linear information in an organism's genome is processed to produce the resulting behavior or phenotype. Genes, made up of DNA, are transcribed into RNA, and translated into proteins which together form the vast majority of functional elements in an organism. Evolutionary processes ensure that these functional elements interact with their environment in a manner that is beneficial to the organism, using a variety of molecules to catalyse reactions, recognise cellular signals, build cellular structures, and to perform a host of other diverse biological functions.
Our research elucidates these processes by developing computational algorithms to model, annotate, and understand the relationships between the sequences, structures, functions, and interactions of proteins, DNA, RNA, and metabolites, at both the molecular and the genomic/systems levels. The goal is to develop a coherent picture of the mechanistic basis (wiring diagram) of molecular and organismal structure, function, networks, and evolution within a fundamental scientific framework.
Viewing Article Recommendations by Faculty Members requires a subscription.
If you believe you should be able to view this content, contact us at email@example.com.
F1000 Biology Reports 2009 1:(69) (08 Sep 2009)
Ram Samudrala has been added to your "Faculty I'm Following" page in MyF1000
Follow/Unfollow any Faculty via their recommendations, biography pages, or MyF1000