Postdoctoral Scholars

Zhichao Zhou

Postdoctoral Scholar (2019-present)

B.S., Biological Sciences, Wuhan University, China

PhD., Environmental Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Research Interests – Metagenome and metatranscriptome based interpretation of biogeochemical functions and activities, environmental and energy dynamics mediated by microorganisms, microbial community interactions, influence of anthropogenic activities on the microbiome, virome, and resistome, population genomics

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NIH-CIBM Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-present)

B.S., Physics, East Tennessee State University, 2013

Ph.D., Physics, Arizona State University. 2017

Research Interests – As a physicist who fell in love with biology, I want to use as much data as possible to understand how living systems work. My goal is to develop analytic tools and mathematical frameworks that mechanistically explain biological evolution, beyond machine learning techniques. More specifically, I study protein-protein interactions by assuming each protein is a computer that can re-program other proteins and themselves.

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