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
Lab Site
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
Lab Site
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 Ph.D.
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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Scott Devine Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

Human Genetic Variation
sdevine [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Julie Dunning Hotopp Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Host-Microbe Interactions
Lab Site
jdhotopp [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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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.
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Human Microbiome, Comparative, Functional & Microbial Genomics, Host-Pathogen Interactions
Lab Site
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 Ph.D.
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
Lab Site
drasko [at] som.umaryland.edu
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Lynn Schriml Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health

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

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

Infectious diseases, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics
Lab Site
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] som.umaryland.edu
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Chamindi Seneviratne M.D.
Assistant Professor

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