The Computational and Systems Biology (CaSB) Interdepartmental Program is administered by a committee of faculty from several departments in the College of Letters and Science, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the David Geffen School of Medicine. The CaSB Advisory Committee is the primary voting and administrative body for the program. In addition to the Advisory Committee, CaSB also has Affiliated Faculty who are identified for their contributions to research and scholarship in the field of computational biology.

Affiliated Faculty

The CaSB Affiliated Faculty List is composed of faculty who are engaged in research and scholarship related to the field of computational biology. The primary goal of the CaSB Affiliated Faculty List is to help students identify potential research labs and advisors for the purpose of completing their senior research thesis, but students are not restricted to choosing from this list.

FacultyDepartments/ProgramsRelevant CaSB Concentrations
Prof. Frank AlberMicrobiology, Immunology & Molecular GeneticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Anastassia N. AlexandrovaChemistry & Biochemistry; California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)Biomedical Systems
Prof. Michael AlfaroEcology & Evolutionary BiologyBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Priyanga AmarasekareEcology & Evolutionary BiologyBiological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Corey ArnoldRadiology; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; BioengineeringBiological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems
Prof. Siobhan BraybrookMolecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Bioengineering (affiliate)Bioinformatics, Systems Biology
Prof. Tom ChouComputational Medicine; MathematicsBiomedical Systems, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Hilary CollerMolecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Biological ChemistryBioinformatics, Systems Biology
Prof. Eric J. DeedsIntegrative Biology & PhysiologyBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Dino Di CarloBioengineering; Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringBiomedical Systems
Prof. Joe DiStefano IIIComputer Science; Medicine; BioengineeringBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Eleazar EskinComputational Medicine; Computer Science; Human GeneticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems
Prof. Nandita GarudEcology & Evolutionary BiologyBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems
Prof. Daniel GeschwindNeurology; Psychiatry; Human Genetics; Bioinformatics; Neuroscience; GeneticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Thomas Graeber
Molecular & Medical PharmacologyBioinformatics, Systems Biology
Prof. Alexander HoffmannMicrobiology, Immunology & Molecular GeneticsBioinformatics, Systems Biology
Prof. Tzung HsiaiBioengineering; Cardiovascular MedicineBiomedical Systems
Prof. teD iwasakiMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringNeurosystems
Prof. Shantanu H. JoshiNeurologyBiomedical Systems, Neurosystems
Prof. Jonathan KaoElectrical & Computer EngineeringBiological Data Sciences, Neurosystems
Prof. Kenneth LangeHuman Genetics; Biomathematics; StatisticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems, Systems Biology
Prof. Alexander LevinePhysics & Astronomy; Chemistry & BiochemistryNeurosystems
Prof. Jingyi Jessica LiStatistics; Human Genetics; Computational Medicine; Biostatistics Bioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences
Prof. Jamie Lloyd-SmithEcology & Evolutionary Biology; Computational MedicineBiological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Mayank MehtaPhysics & Astronomy; NeurologyNeurosystems (primarily but could be applicable to any concentration), Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems
Prof. Aaron MeyerBioengineering; BioinformaticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Bogdan PasaniucComputational Medicine; Human Genetics; Pathology & Laboratory MedicineBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences
Prof. Matteo Pellegrini, Vice ChairMolecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Bioinformatics
Prof. Harold PimentelComputational Medicine; Human GeneticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences
Prof. Noa Pinter-Wollman
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Biological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Mason A. PorterMathematicsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Margot QuinlanChemistry & BiochemistrySystems Biology
Prof. Marcus RoperMathematicsBiomedical Systems, Systems Biology
Prof. Amy RowatIntegrative Biology & PhysiologyBiological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems, Systems Biology
Prof. Van M. Savage, ChairEcology & Evolutionary Biology; Computational Medicine; Quantitative & Computational Biosciences (QCB) Institute; Computational & Systems Biology
Systems Biology, Biological Data Sciences
Prof. Fabien Scalzo
Neurology; Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Biological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Mary E. Sehl, MD, PhDMedicine-Division of Hematology-Oncology; Computational MedicineSystems Biology
Prof. Pavak K. ShahMolecular, Cell & Developmental Biology; Neuroscience; Molecular Biology Institute (MBIDP), QC BIO Institute, Brain Research InstituteBiological Data Sciences, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Marc A. SuchardBiostatistics; Computational Medicine; Human GeneticsBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences
Prof. Demetri TerzopoulosComputer Science Biomedical Systems, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Morgan TingleyEcology & Evolutionary BiologyBiological Data Sciences
Prof. R. Michael van DamMolecular & Medical Pharmacology; Bioengineering; Physics & Biology in Medicine
Biomedical Systems
Prof. Shenshen WangPhysics & Astronomy
Biomedical Systems, Systems Biology
Prof. Stephanie A. WhiteIntegrative Biology & Physiology; NeuroscienceBioinformatics, Neurosystems, Systems Biology
Prof. Roy WollmanIntegrative Biology & Physiology; Chemistry & BiochemistryBiological Data Sciences, Systems Biology
Prof. Xinshu (Grace) XiaoIntegrative Biology & PhysiologyBioinformatics
Prof. Xia YangIntegrative Biology & PhysiologyBiological Data Sciences, Biomedical Systems, Systems Biology
Prof. Jasmine ZhouPathology & Laboratory MedicineBioinformatics, Biological Data Sciences

CaSB Advisory Committee 2019-2020

  • Prof. Van Savage, Chair
  • Prof. Matteo Pellegrini, Vice Chair
  • Prof. Eric Deeds
  • Prof. Nandita Garud
  • Prof. Tzung Hsiai
  • Prof. Alexander Hoffmann
  • Prof. Shantanu Joshi
  • Prof. Jamie Lloyd-Smith
  • Prof. Grace Xiao
  • Prof. Roy Wollman
  • Prof. Xia Yang
  • Vineet Mathew (student member)
  • Shaili Mathur (student member)