Innovator Awardees and Projects


Focus Areas:

  • Multiscale interactions
  • Quantitative definition of uniqueness and states
  • Concept to classroom


Lead Investigator: Jacob Valenzuela (Baliga Group)
ISB Collaborators: Becky Howsmon, Wei-ju Wu, Nyasha Chambwe, and Jen Eklund
Project Title: Central Dogma–The development of an interactive gaming pipeline that teaches critical STEM concepts directly to the classroom
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Lead investigator: Shiqun Shao  (Wei Group)
ISB Collaborators: Dan Yuan and Chunmei Liu
Project Title: Development of A Massively Parallel Single-cell ChIP-Seq Technology
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Lead Investigator: Shizhen Qin (Hood-Price Group)
ISB Collaborators: Christian Diener, Sushmita Patwardhan, Yong Zhou, Li Tang, Gustavo Glusman, and John Earls
Project Title: Integrating genetics, blood proteomics and the gut microbiome to understand transitions from high to lower weights
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Focus Areas:

  • Novel experimental systems
  • Therapeutics/interventions
  • Diagnostics
  • Tracking spatiotemporal heterogeneity of biological phenomena


Lead investigator: Matt Idso (Heath Group)
Collaborators: Mario Arrieta-Ortiz (Baliga Group), Ajay Akhade (Subramanian Group)
Project title: Peptide-based immunotherapeutics to combat drug-resistant bacteria
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Lead investigator: John Earls (Hood-Price Group)
Collaborators: Theo Knijnenburg (Shmulevich Group), Michael Strasser (Huang Group)
Project Title: High-throughput Artificial Neural Net Architecture for Health using pD3 clouds
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Lead investigator: Yapeng Su (Heath Group)
Collaborators: Joseph Zhou (Huang Group), Theo Knijnenburg (Shmulevich Group), John Earls (Hood-Price Group), Alphonsus Ng (Heath Group), Priyanka Baloni (Hood-Price Group)
Project Title: Model driven discovery of central ligand-receptor pairs that maintain the drug resistance of a tumor cell ecosystem community
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Lead investigator: Adrian Lopez Garcia De Lomana (Baliga Group)
Collaborators: Martin Shelton (Hood-Price Group), Chris Lausted (Hood-Price Group), Jessica Day (Baliga Group)
Project Title: One day of HIV infection one cell at a time
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Focus Areas:

  • Single cell analytics
  • Interactomics
  • Genome editing
  • Big data analytics & modeling


Lead investigator: Chris Lausted (Hood-Price Group)
Collaborators: Neda Jabbari (Hood-Price Group), Changting Meng (Hood-Price Group), Vesteinn Thorsson (Shmulevich Group)
Project title: Sequence of the COLO320 double minute chromosome and its effect on gene expression

Lead investigator: Eliza Peterson (Baliga Group)
Collaborators: Eliza Peterson (Baliga Group), Mark Gillespie (Ranish Group), Fred Mast (Aitchison Group)
Project title:  High-Throughput Analysis of Regulatory Interactions in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Lead investigator: Joseph Zhou (Huang Group)
Collaborators: Irit Ruben (Huang Group), Chris Lausted (Hood-Price Group), Theo Knijnenberg (Shmulevich Group)
Project title: A Novel Technique to Monitor Single-Cell Transcriptome over Time Using Barcoding