Andre Cavalcanti, PhDAdjunct Professor, KGI | Associate Professor, Pomona College
Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution
Assistant Professor of Biology, Pomona College
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
Ph.D. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, Chemistry
M. A. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, ChemistryB. A. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, Chemistry
Healthcare Informatics is a novel academic discipline bridging Medicine and Information Sciences that may be defined as the science that deals with the structure, acquisition and use of medical information. With the global boom in healthcare and quantum advancements in IT, medical informatics is already transforming the way healthcare is delivered today. In the last few decades we have witnessed the rapid development of extremely efficient genome sequencing and other high-throughput molecular biology research techniques. With these techniques came the need to store, make available, and analyze huge amounts of biological data. Bioinformatics brings together computer sciences, information technology and biology, to efficiently store and mine these datasets. The proliferation of databases, access of data, and new analysis methodologies necessitates that those involved in life sciences be proficient in the utility of databases and the manipulation and analysis of large data sets.
Salim HMW, Koire AM ('11), Stover NA, Cavalcanti ARO (2011) Detection of Fused Genes in Eukaryotic Genomes using Gene deFuser: Analysis of the Tetrahymena thermophila genome. BMC Bioinformatics 12 (1): 279.
Stover NA, Dixon TA, Cavalcanti ARO (2011) Multiple Independent Fusions of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase with Enzymes in the Pentose Phosphate Pathway. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22269. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022269
Salim HMW, Negritto MC, Cavalcanti ARO (2009) 1+1=3: A Fusion of 2 Enzymes in the Methionine Salvage Pathway of Tetrahymena thermophila Creates a Trifunctional Enzyme That Catalyzes 3 Steps in the Pathway. PLoS Genet 5(10):e1000701.
Full publication list at: http://pages.pomona.edu/~ac044747/aroc/Publications.htm
- Gene Scrambling in Ciliates
- Ciliate genome evolution and population genetics
- Patterns of Gene Duplications in Whole Genomes
- Origin and Evolution of the Genetic Code
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