Igor Zhulin

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Igor B. Zhulin is a Distinguished Scientist in Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a Joint Faculty Professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Zhulin uses computational genomics and computational molecular biology approaches to study cellular signal transduction. Zhulin and colleagues developed Microbial Signal Transduction (MiST) database and several bioinformatics software tools for identification of signal transduction proteins in large genomic datasets. By combining computation with experiments carried out by several collaborating laboratories around the world, they also revealed novel mechanistic details about structure/function relationships in microbial receptors. More recently, the group applied their computational approaches to study human proteins and developed a new methodology to predict disease-causing mutations in human genes.

Lab website: http://genomics.utk.edu/