Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Jump To: Jump To: Overview The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics was established with a mandate to develop novel approaches to the study of biology in a post-genome-sequence era. The institute comprises a multidisciplinary group of scientists and students working at the interface of biology and the more quantitative sciences and computation. This is meant to include, among others, the fields of genomics, biophysics, computational neurobiology, systems biology, population biology and quantitative genetics, molecular evolution, computational biology, and microbial interactions. Unlike other genomics institutes, the Lewis-Sigler Institute does not focus on generating large amounts of sequence data. Rather, the focus is to extract from these enormous amounts of data an understanding of how biological systems organize and integrate complex processes. Program Offerings The institute consists of 15 to 20 research groups. All tenured and tenure-track faculty in the institute have appointments in one of the University's departments; among them are molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, chemical and biological engineering, and potentially others. The institute's mandate includes innovation in teaching, specifically the teaching of biology integrated fully with the more quantitative sciences, mathematics, and computation. Education is carried out formally through the undergraduate certificate and graduate program in Quantitative and Computational Biology (QCB). In sum, the Lewis-Sigler Institute is a hub of intellectual activity for quantitatively oriented biologists at every level: undergraduate, graduate, and faculty. Faculty Director Coleen T. Murphy Executive Committee Brittany Adamson, Molecular Biology Joshua Akey, Integrative Genomics Julien F. Ayroles, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology William Bialek, Physics Michelle M. Chan, Molecular Biology Thomas Gregor, Physics Sarah D. Kocher, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Michael S. Levine, Molecular Biology Coleen T. Murphy, Molecular Biology Yuri Pritykin, Computer Science Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Chemistry Joshua W. Shaevitz, Physics Stanislav Y. Shvartsman, Chemical and Biological Eng Mona Singh, Computer Science John D. Storey, Integrative Genomics Olga G. Troyanskaya, Computer Science Ned S. Wingreen, Molecular Biology Martin Helmut Wühr, Molecular Biology Professor Joshua Akey William Bialek Thomas Gregor Michael S. Levine Coleen T. Murphy Joshua D. Rabinowitz Joshua W. Shaevitz Stanislav Y. Shvartsman Mona Singh John D. Storey Olga G. Troyanskaya Ned S. Wingreen Associate Professor Martin Helmut Wühr Assistant Professor Brittany Adamson Julien F. Ayroles Michelle M. Chan Sarah D. Kocher Yuri Pritykin Michael A. Skinnider Associated Faculty Clifford P. Brangwynne, Chemical and Biological Eng Curtis G. Callan, Physics Ileana M. Cristea, Molecular Biology Zemer Gitai, Molecular Biology Martin C. Jonikas, Molecular Biology Andrew M. Leifer, Physics Tom Muir, Chemistry Celeste M. Nelson, Chemical and Biological Eng Eszter Posfai, Molecular Biology Mary C. Stoddard, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Howard A. Stone, Mechanical & Aerospace Eng Corina E. Tarnita, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jared E. Toettcher, Molecular Biology Lecturer Jennifer Claire Gadd-Reum Claire D. McWhite Nicholas Treen Ben Xinzi Zhang For a full list of faculty members and fellows please visit the department or program website.