Luciano Brocchieri

University of Florida, USA


Luciano Brocchieri is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla, USA. He has received his A.B. in biology with a dissertation on evolution of animal behavior and his Ph.D. in environmental studies, with a dissertation in theoretical population genetics on the evolution of altruistic behavior, at the University of Parma,Parma, Italy. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA, from 1991 to 2006, where he worked with Professor Sam Karlin on bioinformatics and molecular evolution. Dr. Brocchieri is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 3 book chapters, and software for protein multiple sequence alignment (ITERALIGN) and for gene identification (N-PACT). Dr. Brocchieri’s main research interests are the development of mathematical models for the characterization of patterns of protein evolution and phylogenetic methods, studying mdifications in protein expression associated with aging and in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and computational methods for gene identification.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2013

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