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VIOLIN Vaccine Informatics and Resource Advisory Committee

 

Mission: To promote application of informatics technologies for vaccine research and create a centralized vaccine research data resource.


This committee currently includes many well-known professors in and outside the University of Michigan:

Members outside the University of Michigan:

  • Dr. Paul Kilgore, MPH, MD, Associate Professor, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, 259 Mack Ave. Suite 2118, Detroit, MI 48201.
  • Dr. Steve Qin, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Research interest: statistical computing, Bayesian modeling.
  • Dr. Shan Lu, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Research interest: Infectious Diseases and Immunology, DNA vaccine, HIV vaccine development.

Members inside the University of Michigan:

  • Dr. Brian Athey, Center for Computation Medicine and Biology. Research interests: Integrative biomedical informatics, translational bioinformatics, and computational modeling.
  • Dr. Lesley A. Colby, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Medical School. Research interests: laboratory animal assessment.
  • Dr. Victor DiRita, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School. Research interests: Vibrio cholerae and Campylobacter jejuni pathogenesis.
  • Dr. Janet R. Gilsdorf, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Medical School; Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. Research interests: pediatric infectious diseases, Haemophilus influenzae research.
  • Dr. Phil Hanna, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School. Research interests: Bacillus anthrax research.
  • Dr. Yongqun "Oliver" He, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (CCMB). Research interests: Brucella pathogenesis and bioinformatics.
  • Dr. James Koopman, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. Research interests: infectious disease transmission system modeling.
  • Dr. Harry Mobley, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School. Research interests: bacterial pathogenesis and vaccine development for uropathogenic E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Helicobacter pylori.
  • Dr. Gil Omenn, Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, Department of Human Genetics. Research interests: Human genomics, proteomics, and cancer research.
  • Dr. Howard Rush, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Medical School. Research interests: laboratory animal models of infectious diseases.
  • Dr. Zhenhua Yang, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. Research interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis research.


Please contact Dr. Oliver He if you would like to be considered as an advisory commitee member. Your suggestions and comments are also welcome and appreciated. Thank you.