Research

Microbiome Research


The current focus of BioRG research is on microbiomes and microbiome analysis. To learn more, read the following popular articles

Jennfer Ackerman: The Ultimate Social Network, Scientific American, 2012. [Link]

David Kohn: When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function, The Atlantic, June 24, 2015. [Link]


 

Recently Funded and Current Projects


Army Research Office (ARO/DoD).Title: Multi-Disciplinary High Performance Computing and STEM Education [PI: Narasimhan]

NSF.Title: ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at FIU [Participant: Narasimhan]

Alpha-One Foundation.Title: Airways Microbiome of Alpha-One Antitrypsin Deficient Subjects [Co-PI: Narasimhan]

NIH.Title: Integrative modeling to link vascular phenotype to gene expression [Co-PI: Narasimhan]

Florida Dept of Health (FDOH).Title: The COPD Airways Microbiome [FIU PI: Narasimhan]

NIH MBRS-SCORE. Title: Integrated Genomic Databases and Microarray Analysis [PI: Narasimhan]

NIH MBRS-SCORE. Title: Role of P. aeruginosa beta-lactamase genes

NSF CREST: Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology. Subproject Title: Multi-dimensional and Multi-modal Data Modeling and Query Research

NIH Pre-NPEBC: Bioinformatics Center for Excellence Planning Grant. Title: Bioinformatics for Mouse Phenotype Analysis

NIH MARC-U*STAR Institutes. Title: Quantifying Biology in the Classroom (The Q.BIC Plan)

FIU ABR: Access to Biomedical Research. Title Software for Designing Degenerate Primers to Amplify Resistance Gene Homologues from T. Cacao [PI: Narasimhan]

FIU ABR: Access to Biomedical Research. Title Integrated Genomic Databases and Microarray Analysis [PI: Narasimhan]


 

Recent Awards and Honors


M. Fernandez. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-17), McNair Fellowship (2013-14)

M. Consuegra. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-16)

G. Narasimhan. School of Computer Science Best Research Award (2007), School of Computer Science Best Research Award (2006 and 2004), FIU Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Research (2004)

E. Zeng . Excellence Award, School of Computer Science (2007-08), Summer Internship, Centocor Inc. (2006), Presidential Fellowship, FIU (2003-05), Different Travel Awards (2004-05 and 2007)

A. Nestor Parra. MARC-ABR Summer Research Award, 2006

M. Robinson. CyberBridges CIARA Fellowship 2007

R. Ordonez. MBRS-RISE Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-06)

T. Milledge. CyberBridges CIARA Fellowship (2006), IBM Co-op program (2006), MARC-ABR Summer Research Award (2005)

P. Buendia. MBRS-RISE Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-06)

C. Yang. Summer Internship, Affymetrix Inc. (2005), Excellence Award, School of Computer Science (2005-06), Best Presentation, Graduate Forum, 3rd (2004-05) and 1st (2003-2004) Prize

G. Zheng. IBM Co-op program (2006), MARC-ABR Summer Research Award (2005), Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate School, FIU (2005-06), Excellence Award, School of Computer Science (2005-06), Summer Internship, Centocor Inc. (2004), DOE Travel Award (2004), Summer Internship, GNF Research Institute (2003)