After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics first at UCSD and then at Rice University, former Kellogg Doctoral Student Faruck Morcos (PhD 2010) joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has an appointment at the Bioengineering Department and is a member of the Center for Systems Biology.

 

His lab does work mainly in Computational Biology, particularly the topic of amino acid coevolution in biomolecules.  His work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Communications, and other scientific journals. 

Press Releases

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/research/biology-genetic-expression-2019/?WT.mc_id=NewsEmail

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-biologists-plug-and-play-gene.html

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/research/scientists-computational-models-predict-mutations/

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/2018/7/30-33046_A-Scientific-Dating-Game-Biologists-Play-RNA-Prote-_story-wide.html

This September  he received the NIH R35 Outstanding Investigator award funding called "Maximazing Investigators Research Award" which will fund his lab for the next 5 years. More information can be found at his lab's website: morcoslab.org

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