Borenstein, Elhanan

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First Name: 
Elhanan
Last Name: 
Borenstein
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Title: 
Associate Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Genome Sciences
Mail/Box #: 

Box 355065

Office Location: 

Foege S-103B

Office Phone: 
(206) 685-8165
Research

Research Summary: 

The Borenstein lab focuses on computational study of the human microbiome and of other complex microbial ecosystems. We are broadly interested in the integration of systems biology approaches, computational modeling, and integrative meta-omic analysis to address fundamental questions in microbial ecology and to gain a systems-level, principled, mechanistic understanding of the microbiome. We develop a variety of computational methods and predictive models for studying the human microbiome, and aim to harness such methods for microbiome-based therapy. Specific research topics include:

  1. Metagenomic systems biology and metabolic modeling of the human microbiome.
  2. Methods for cross-meta-omic analysis of microbiome-derived data.
  3. Species interaction, community structure, and assembly rules of microbial communities.
  4. Computational metagenomics and analysis of taxonomic and functional variation across health and disease.
  5. Large scale computational study of complex biological networks.
Short Research Description: 
computational systems biology; microbiome ;metagenomics
Areas of Interest: 
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Molecular Structure & Computational Biology
Keywords: 
<p> computational biology; metagenomics; microbial communities; the human microbiome;&nbsp;evolutionary systems biology; complex biological networks;&nbsp;</p>
Taking Students
Year: 
2010 - 2020

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