People - Faculty

The faculty at the Institute for Genome Sciences have multi-disciplinary backgrounds in microbiology, infectious disease, epidemiology, immunology and other fields that further their genome research.

Our specialty areas include microbial genomics, infectious diseases, plant biology, cancer genomics, human genetic variation, bioinformatics, organismal diversity and evolution, metagenomics, and protein function. We collaborate with other investigators worldwide to help translate the data from our research into developing new diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics. View IGS Faculty Publications.

We also have appointments at the world-renowned University of Maryland School of Medicine, where we teach medical and graduate students.

Leadership Areas of Specialty Contact
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Claire M. Fraser Ph.D.

Dean's Endowed Professor in the School of Medicine

Professor, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

Human Microbiome, Comparative microbial genomics, Pathogen diversity and evolution, Host-pathogen interactions, Microbial forensics cmfraser [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Jacques Ravel Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Associate Director, Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences

Host-Microbe Community Interaction, Food-Borne Pathogen Genomics, Chemical Genomics jravel [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Owen White Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Associate Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

Co-Director, Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Comparative Genomics owhite [at] som.umaryland.edu

Faculty Member Areas of Specialty Contact
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Seth Ament Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Human Genetics, Neuroscience, Systems Biology sament [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Rebecca Brotman Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health

Reproductive & Infectious Diseases Epidemiology rbrotman [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Vincent Bruno Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Fungal Pathogenesis Host-Pathogen Interactions Functional Genomics vbruno [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Matthew Cannon PhD
Research Fellow

Ecology & Infectious Diseases, Bioinformatics matthewcannon [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Joana Carneiro Da Silva Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Eukaryotic pathogen genomics; Pathogen evolution; Genome Evolution; Vaccine Development jcsilva [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Marcus Chibucos Ph.D.
Research Associate, Microbiology & Immunology

Biomedical Ontologies, Host-Microbe Interactions, Fungal & Oomycete Comparative Genomics mchibucos [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Scott Devine Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

Human Genetic Variation sdevine [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Pawel M. Gajer Ph.D.
Research Associate, Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology, Immunology pgajer [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Michelle Gwinn-Giglio Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Director, Analysis

Genomics, Biocuration, Ontologies, Metagenomics, Bioinformatics mgiglio [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Tracy Hazen Ph.D.
Research Associate

Infectious Diseases, Enteric Pathogenesis, Functional Genomics thazen [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Julie Hotopp Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Host-Microbe Interactions jdhotopp [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Bing Ma Ph.D.
Research Associate

Human Microbiome, Comparative Genomics, Host-Microbe Interaction bma [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Emmanuel Mongodin Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Human Microbiome, Comparative, Functional & Microbial Genomics, Host-Pathogen Interactions emongodin [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Andrew Neuwald Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Predicting Protein Function & Mechanisms, Bioinformatics aneuwald [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Timothy O'Connor Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Human Evolutionary Genomics; Genotype/Phenotype Architecture; Computational Biology toconnor [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Elizabeth O'Hanlon PhD
Research Associate

Reproductive Microbiology dohanlon [at] som.umaryland.edu
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David Rasko Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Infectious Diseases, Enteric Pathogenesis, Functional Genomics drasko [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Lynn Schriml Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health

Infectious Diseases, Disease Ontology lschriml [at] som.umaryland.edu
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David Serre Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Genomics dserre [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Hervé S.G. Tettelin Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Infectious diseases, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics tettelin [at] som.umaryland.edu

Affiliate Faculty Member Areas of Specialty Contact
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Susan Dorsey Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Genetic and genomic alterations; neuromuscular performance and chronic pain plasticity. sdorsey [at] son.umaryland.edu
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Ronna Hertzano M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery rhertzano [at] smail.umaryland.edu
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Chamindi Seneviratne
Assistant Professor

Molecular genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics of Alcohol and other drug use disorders csenevi [at] pych.umaryland.edu