Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research), Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Research)


Dr. Uzun exhibits a diverse academic background, with training as a molecular biologist at Istanbul University and as a medical biochemist at Kocaeli University in Turkey. He furthered his academic journey by completing a Masters and PhD in computational biology and bioinformatics at Northeastern University. During his post-doctoral training at the Department of Pediatrics at Women and Infants Hospital under the guidance of Prof. James Padbury and at the Department of Computer Science, Brown University under Prof. Sorin Istrail, Dr. Uzun acquired invaluable expertise in his field.

Currently serving as an Associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine with a secondary appointment in Pediatrics, Dr. Uzun holds the position of Director of Cancer Bioinformatics at Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University. His research is centered around utilizing genomics and bioinformatics to unravel the complex genetic architecture of preterm birth, preeclampsia, and cancer.

Driven by his extensive proficiency in data processing, analysis, and interpretation of genomic data derived from translational research projects, Dr. Uzun leads the development and implementation of customized bioinformatics data pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays.

Within his dynamic laboratory, Dr. Uzun and his team actively engage in comparative network analysis of various cancer subtypes. Their primary focus lies in designing and developing innovative computational tools related to network biology and variant visualizations. 

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Genomics and Machine Intelligence Lab (GMI Lab)

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