At BCM, faculty members have the freedom to select the programs that align with their research. Rather than be bound by the department or center into which they were hired, faculty opt into participation in graduate programs.  This ensures that you will interact with faculty who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives across the full depth and breadth of quantitative and computational biology.

Explore profiles of faculty below or visit our research page to learn about the various areas in which our faculty work and find investigators whose interests match your own.

Faculty A-G: Graduate Program in QCB

Erez S Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6522

Chris Amos

Associate Director of Quantitative Science

Michael S Beauchamp, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair of Basic Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-3175

Aladin M Boriek, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6091

Research Interests

Juan Botas, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5397

Comparative analysis of pathogenic mechanisms in neurodegenerative disorders; Screens for common 'drugable' targets

William E Brownell, Ph.D.

Jake and Nina Kamin Chair of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

Phone

  • (713) 798-8540

Research Interests

Rui Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5194

Functional genomics of visual system development and diseases; High throughput technology; Bioinformatics

Brett Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8182

Human Cognitive & Clinical Neurophysiology (ECoG/EEG), Neuroimaging (fMRI) & Neuromodulation (EBS/DBS); Memory & Perception

Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1849

Research Interests

Richard A Gibbs, Ph.D.

Wofford Cain Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6539

Genome science, human molecular evolution, and molecular basis of inherited disease

Ido Golding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4193

Biophysics and Computational Biology; Mouse and Rat; Bacteria and Phage; Fly and Worm; Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology…

Elena L Grigorenko

Adjunct Professor

Faculty H-O: Graduate Program in QCB

Neil Hanchard, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0393

Genetics of complex pediatric disease traits; Methylation and Uniparental Isodisomy; Global health genomics

Susan Galloway Hilsenbeck, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1627

Design and statistical analysis of translational experiments and clinical trials

Caleb Kemere, Ph.D.

Adjunct Asst Prof

Rainer Lanz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Irina V. Larina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3974

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiovascular Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease

Suzanne Margaret Leal, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4011

Statistical genetics; Genetic epidemiology; Method development; Gene mapping and identification; Complex and Mendelian traits, e.g. Hearing Impairment

Wei Li, Ph.D.

Professor/Member

Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.

Cullen Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5646

Cognitive computing towards multi-scale data integration and rational design of multi-drug therapies.

Charles Y. Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7778

Targeting chromatin and transcription deregulation in cancer

Zhandong Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Steven J Ludtke, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9020

Cryo-electron Microscopy and Tomography; Quantitative Image Processing Algorithm Development; Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies…

Philip J. Lupo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2960

Cancer epidemiology; Genetic epidemiology; Childhood cancer; Overlap between birth defects and childhood cancer; Late effects in cancer survivors

Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8187

Animal Viruses; Human; Bioinformatics; Nano Medicine and Drug Design; Biophysics and Computational Biology…

Anna Malovannaya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8699

Human; Bioinformatics; Gene Expression and Regulation; Chromosomes, Chromatin, and DNA Biology; Cancer; Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics…

Tsz-Kwong Man, Ph.D., B.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4682

Research Interests

Michael A Mancini, Ph.D.

Professor

Single cell analysis of gene regulation

Matthew McGinley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neural mechanisms of auditory perception; Influence of brain state on perception and behavior…

Javier F. Medina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Learning & Memory in Cerebellar Circuits; Neural Control of Movement; Computational Neuroscience…

Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8719

Genomics; Cancer Genomics; Bioinformatics; Epigenomics

Faculty P-Z: Graduate Program in QCB

Ankit B Patel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Xaq Pitkow

Assistant Professor

Computational Neuroscience

David Ress, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3973

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; fMRI; Vision science; Image processing; Superior colliculus; Spatial vision; Cerebrovascular physiology

Ramiro Salas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3502

Brain Imaging; Neuropharmacology; Reward/disappointment brain processing

Chad A. Shaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8087

Statistics, Genomics, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics

Fabio Stossi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Andreas Savas Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Zhao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3086

Virology; Structural Biology; Membrane Proteins; Drug Resistance Mechanisms

Aryeh Warmflash

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Min-In Yau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5150

Fuli Yu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7676

E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5126

DNA supercoiling, DNA topoisomerases, antibiotic resistance, gene therapy

Bing Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor

Bioinformatics; Systems biology; Precision oncology

Ming Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8444

Membrane Transport Proteins and Membrane Embedded Enzymes; Neuroscience; Metabolism; Enzymology; Structural Biology; Biomembranes; Cancer Biology…