John A. Capra
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Research Interests: Humans differ from one another and our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, in a wide range of traits, including our susceptibility to many diseases. We model the evolutionary processes that have produced these novel traits and develop algorithms that compare genomes to predict the functional relevance of specific genetic differences between individuals and species.
Keywords: human evolution, computational biology, machine learning, structural biology, personalized medicine, gene regulation, systems biology