Stephen Parker

Stephen CJ Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics

100 Washtenaw Ave 2049B
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2218


Areas of Interest

The Parker laboratory uses an integrative research approach in the general fields of computational biology and functional genomics. The major goal of the lab is to generate mechanistic knowledge about how disease susceptibility is encoded in the non-coding portion of the genome, with a focus on type 2 diabetes. We accomplish this through an interdisciplinary combination of molecular/cellular and computational approaches. Specifically, we generate multiple high-throughput data sets on the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, and proteome across species and in disease-relevant tissues/cells and use computational approaches to integrate and analyze this data. Looking forward, our belief is that these high-throughput biological profiling and analysis approaches will be closely tied to disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment—and will therefore have a tremendous influence on medicine.

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Postbac Mentor Award, NIH (2014)
Trainee of the Year Award, NIH/NHGRI (2013)
Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), NIH (2013)
American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Award (2013)
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (2013
Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Program Fellow, NIH/NIGMS (2011-2014)
Genome Technology Young Investigators of the Year Award (2010)
Boston University Bioinformatics Innovative Teaching Award (2009)
Genome Research Best Poster Award (Biology of Genomes Meeting, 2007)
Boston University Presidential Fellowship (2004)

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