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The mission of our lab is to develop machine learning, data mining, and evolutionary algorithms for knowledge discovery and innovation in bioinformatics and engineering designs. We are looking for highly-motivated Postdocs, PhD students, and Undergraduate RA to join our team to solve challenging problems. Our research is funded by National Science Foundation DBI division, ABI Advances in Biomedical Informatics program.



Currently, we have the following opennings:

Post-doc Research Associate for Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

Potential research topics include

  • bioinformatics analysis of protein sorting motifs including their discovery and search.
  • Bioinformatics study of the evolution mechanism of protein sorting motifs using comparative genomics approach

Candidate Qualifications:
  • Recent Ph.D. in biology or computer science or bioinformatics or statistics.
  • Research experiences in bioinformatics or related fields such as pattern recognition or machine learning
  • Excellent programming skills


PhD Research Assistants

We are looking for scientifically motivated Ph.D. students as research assistants who are interested in learning machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence and advanced algorithms and applied them to solve challenging real-world biology or engineering problems. You are expected to be enthusiastic for research and have the ambition to make big contributions to the research areas. You are also expected to have some interests in understanding and solving biology problems using computational approaches.


Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to explore interesting research projects in bioinformatics. You will get hands-on research experience with the guidance of graduate students and the advisor. You are expected to have strong interests in scientific research and have some basic programming skills. We especially welcome minority or female students to join our research lab. Stipend (if available) will be provided for those with excellent research performance


In our team, you will have many collaboration opportunities

USC Normal Molecular Microbial Ecology
USC Toxicogenomics lab
USC biology department, Sean Place Lab on Environmental genomics
SC Colon Cancer Center

Sponsors of our research

National Science Fundation