Dr. Smith: Using Database and Sematic Web Tools to Link Genes to Complex Behaviors, Dr. Arsuaga: Using Computational Persistent Homolgy for clustering Breast cancer CGH-datas, Dr. Levine: Open Source Project Development Opportunities
Chris Smith did his PhD work at UCSF probing the molecular structure of chromosome ends (telemores) and was a post-doctoral fellow and staff scientist at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, focusing on large scale computational analysis of the fruitfly genome.
Javier Arsuaga earned his PhD from Florida State University. His topic of research was chromosome organization in viruses. During this time he was a fellow of the Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology (PMMB). After graduating he spent 3 years at UCB as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics and in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.During these years he investigated chromosome organization in Bacteria and the effects of radiation in chromosomes. After his postdoc and before joining SFSU he was a researcher at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer center. His current research interests include chromosome organization across organisms and how aberrant organizations are related to disease.
Dr. Levine: Concurrently with his position at SFSU, Dr. Levine is Professor and Director of the Computer & Information Science Program at American University of Armenia (affiliate with the University of California). He initiated the CIS program at AUA in 2001. He has consulted for various organizations, including the World Bank, USAID, the U.S. Government and private industry. His interests include programming language design, compiler construction, functional programming, object-oriented programming and asynchronous distance learning. He has traveled and lectured worldwide in countries including Kenya, China, Jordan and Armenia. He is currently leading projects in collaboration with Sun (Armenian Virtual Science Library project, developed from the Iraqi Virtual Science Library project - https://www.ivsl.org/), Stanford (re-design of "Turing World" software), the Oakland Solar Energy initiative and Sakai http://sakaiproject.org/).