MDI Biological Laboratory
Assistant Professor Of Computational Biology

Sam Beck, Ph.D.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Systems Biology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yonsei University, Network and Systems Biology
  • Ph.D., Seoul National University, Network and Systems Biology, 2011
  • B.S., Seoul National University, Animal Biotechnology, 2004

Student Projects

Dr. Beck investigates the mechanism of gene regulation at the transcription level, using integrative Big Data Analysis and experimental validations. The lab aims to understand the comprehensive biological mechanisms underlying gene regulation at the transcription level. Undergraduate research fellows in Dr. Beck’s lab will perform the meta-analysis of various Next Generation Sequence data generated by RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Bis-seq, Hi-C, and ChIA-PET techniques. They will also participate in experiments to detect and visualize the exact location of the specific gene locus within the nucleus.

Lab Members

Jun-Yeong Lee, Ph.DPostdoctoral Researcher

Ian DavisResearch Assistant I