Dr. Timothy Ravasi is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering in the Division of Chemical and Life Sciences and Engineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic, University of California, San Diego. In 2005 he was honored with the prestigious position of Permanent Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Chemicals and Physical Research (RIKEN) in Yokohama, Japan. In 2001, Dr. Ravasi was awarded with the Japan Science and Technology Agency fellowship for the analysis of the mouse genome. Dr. Ravasi’s research applies integrative systems approaches with the aim to infer the structures and dynamics of transcription regulatory networks in complex marine organisms such as Reef-building corals and marine Sponges. Genome-wide measurements of several cellular states, such as genes and proteins expression, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions are integrated, graphically displayed, and ultimately modeled computationally to develop system-wide models of gene regulation. Dr. Ravasi is an active member of the International Immunomics Society. He is a member of the Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genomes consortium (FANTOM), the Human Genome Network Project, and a member of the Program Committee for the Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM). Dr. Ravasi received his doctoral and bachelor’s degrees in genetics and biotechnology from the University of Milan in Italy.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012