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Oleg Igoshin
Associate Professor
Dept. of Bioengineering
Center for Theoretical and Biological Physics
MS142, P.O.Box 1892
Houston, Texas
Email: igoshin@rice.edu

Office: BRC-767
Lab: BRC-750E/F

Phone:(713)348-5502 (OI))

Our research involves multiple interdisciplinary projects in the area of Computational Systems Biology. We use methods of nonlinear dynamics, biophysics, statistics and bioinformatics to understand the design and behavior of biochemical networks and principles of multicellular self-organization. We closely collaborate with experimental researchers to verify our models and theories.

In particular, we are interested in:
  • Evolutionary design principles of gene regulation in bacteria
  • Cellular decision-making and differentiation in bacteria
  • Mechanisms and dynamics of genetic regulation in mammalian cells
  • Biophysics of spatial organization, motility and signaling in bacterial biofilms
  • Host-pathogen interactions during active and latent tuberculosis infection