Dr. Yurkovich is a Translational Research Fellow working closely with Prof. Nathan Price at ISB. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in biosystems from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. From there, James completed his doctorate in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology under the guidance of Prof. Bernhard O. Palsson at the University of California San Diego.
James has led computational efforts in several areas, including the use of disparate, heterogeneous data types with multi-scale systems biology models. In particular, he has developed new modeling methods for the integration of -omics data into mechanistic, mathematical models of the human red blood cell (genome-scale constraint-based models and kinetic models). His research is directed at providing the framework to identify, compute, and understand systems-level properties of biological systems.
Computational biology, Biological networks, Genome-scale models, Mathematical modeling method development, Data analytics (metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics)
* – Equal contribution