Computational Epigenetics & Bioinformatics

Imagine a lab that

Is led by a productive computational biologist who likes to take your career to a whole new level

Works on diverse directions from fundamental biology questions to translational research and biomedical technology

Provides many projects with a lot of freedom for your own research to guarantee fruitful accomplishments

Has access to all resources in the giant Texas A&M University with $$$ endowment and more than 50,000 students

Sits within the world’s largest -Texas- Medical Center in the 4th largest city and the largest state of the contiguous US

Is close to modern downtown, museums, arts, parks and also close to prairie wildlife, country style cowboys or cowgirls


The Institute off Biosciences and Technology (IBT) at Texas A&M Health Science Center, http://ibt.tamhsc.edu/, is an internationally recognized leader in biomedical and health science research located at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, TX, with existing strengths in Epigenetics, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology, Infectious Disease, and Environmental Health. The Texas A&M Health Science Center is part of Texas A&M University (TAMU).

Our lab currently have multiple bioinformatics postdoctoral investigators in the Center For Epigenetics & Disease Prevention at IBT. They develop and study novel approaches in data-driven biomedical research to discover new biomarkers, therapeutics, and to revolutionize health care or fundamental computational biology principles. Primary responsibilities of people in the lab include application and development of bioinformatic and biostatistic algorithms to process and analyze multiple types of high-throughput sequencing data, like ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq and Bisulfite-Seq data. This exciting work will be guided by multidisciplinary collaborations with top scientists in stem cell, cancer biology, and microbiology research at TAMU and TMC.

Interested to know more about graduate program in IBT at Texas A&M University College of Medicine? 

please email dsun@tamu.edu

 

Life In Houston

When you think about Houston, do you envision cowboys and tumbleweeds? Well, forget those ideas. Contrary to these preconceived notions, Houston – the fourth most populous city in the United States – boasts modern industries, a thriving intellectual and cultural environment, lush vegetation and much more.

Houston is an international city that is a leader in the arts, education, healthcare, and has a top-rated culinary scene that is continuing to gain national attention. The same vision and entrepreneurial spirit that made Houston the energy capital of the world has given rise to global companies in a wide array of industries.

Toss out any images of dusty plains, because Houston is full of trees and boasts 20,000 acres of parks, public green space, and open water. The city offers an abundance of recreational activities, restaurants, shopping, cultural performances, entertainment, and sporting events.

Don’t take our word for it – hear about it from well-known Houstonian celebrities like Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory,” Chandra Wilson from “Grey’s Anatomy,” and celebrated music group ZZ Top in these videos produced by the official visitor’s site for Houston.

Highlights

Take a quick look at what makes Houston such a great place to live, get an education, and work:

The people: Houston is the fourth largest U.S. city. Thirty-seven percent are 24 or younger, and 32 percent are between ages 25-44. Houston has a multicultural population of more than 5.5 million in the metropolitan area.

The low cost of living: This means affordable housing. Plus, there are no state or local income taxes. How can it get better?

Job market: Houston has an expanding economy in diverse industries.

The weather: In the winter, you may need a light jacket but ice or snow won’t keep you from enjoying the outdoors. With an average temperature year-round of 68 degrees and average rainfall of 46 inches, you can enjoy the outdoors as much as you’d like to.

The entertainment: Really, it’s impossible to be bored here. There are entertainment options for all ages, including a permanent ballet, opera, symphony and theater companies, dozens of top-notch museums, and so much more. Don’t forget that Houston is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, too.

The food: Houston has 11,000 restaurants (and counting!), which serve every type of cuisine you could think of, both brick-and-mortar establishments and food trucks. It’s not just BBQ and Tex-Mex (though you’re missing out if you haven’t tried these cuisines here).

The sports: Sports fans, you’ll never wait too long for the next game. You’ll find plenty of professional and college sports here.

The great outdoors: Whether you’re looking to cool off in the summer or enjoy the mild winter climate, there’ll be something fun nearby for you. Houston is an “urban forest” with 350 parks and more than 20 green spaces. Plus, we’ve got nearby beaches and lakes, hiking, biking, parks, and much more.

The shopping: You’ll save money with the low cost of living in Houston, but there’s no shortage of stores, malls, boutiques and more in the city!

The education: Houston offers more than 40 colleges, universities, and institutes.