Patrick Zhao received his Ph.D. degree in communications and information systems from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2000. Right after his graduation, he joined the School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, as a Bioinformatics Research Associate developing bioinformatics technologies to discover genes and biological networks that are essential to the determination of the normal aging process, in particular those related to successful aging in centenarians. Zhao is an Associate Professor and Head of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK, USA. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA. In 2004, he joined the Samuel Robert Noble Foundation as a faculty member to establish the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. His current research interests are focused on machine learning, bioinformatics, and plant and soil microbe functional genomics. His laboratory develops innovative computational methods to mine and decipher large‐scale plant “omics” data, with specific focus on gene function, regulation, and networks; comparative genomics and metabolomics; and biological data integration, mining, and knowledge discovery.
Biography Updated on 20 November 2013