Shawn Gomez

Shawn Gomez

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Eng.Sc.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University, New York

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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Gomez Lab Website

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Research Interests

  • Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Cancer

Research Synopsis

The research of my lab is focused on the study of biological processes from an integrated, or systems viewpoint – commonly referred to as Systems Biology. We are particularly interested in better understanding the “wiring” of biological systems and the discovery of underlying principles in biological organization. How do we infer physical and/or functional relationships between molecules? How does the topology of an interaction network affect its dynamics and stability? In what way are signaling pathways modified through perturbation through disease, chemical exposure, or genetic variation? These are the types of questions we are interested in. In addition, we are also interested in applying what we learn from biology to the improvement of engineered systems.

Our work typically entails the development and application of mathematical models and/or computational methods that, along with extensive collaborations with many experimental groups, tries to provide a better understanding of fundamental biology as well as applications in medicine. While we are currently oriented on the computational side of things, we are doing more in our lab experimentally and students have the opportunity to combine both computation and experiment into their work. See the Gomez lab research page for more information and sample projects.


Click here for Pubmed publications.

Contact Information

Office Location:
144-B MacNider Bldg.

Mailing Address:
144-B MacNider Bldg.
CB # 7575
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7575

Office Phone: 919-966-4959
Fax: 919-966-2963



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