Research

Microbiome Research


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

Alessio Fasano and Susie Flaherty, "The Invisible Organ Shaping Our Lives: Milestones in Human Microbiota Research", MIT Press, Dec 2021.

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

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

Brooke Borel: Three Scientists on how the microbiome shapes our world, 2014


 

Recently Funded and Current Projects


NSF. Title: RAPID Search for Molecular Mimicry [PI: Narasimhan]

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]

NIHi. 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)