Stuart M. Brown, PhD

Associate Professor; Dir of the Sequencing Informatics Group of CHIBI; Oper Dir Best Prac Integrative Svc Core CHIBI; Dir Resh Computing Resource & Biofrmatics. Department of Cell Biology

NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

Cell Biology




Contact Information

27 East 30th Street
Translational Research Building
Floor 7, Room 732
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-263-7689
Fax: 212-263-8139

Research Summary

Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing area that addresses the use of computers for the acquisition, management, and analysis of biological information. The explosion of interest in bioinformatics in the past few years has been driven by the tremendous growth of DNA sequencing technology. Investigators use sequencing techniques for a variety of genomics applications but requrie bioinformatics skills to support this work.

I act as bioinformatics consultant for NYU Medical Center, collaborating as needed on a wide range of research projects. The extent of these collaborations ranges from a few consultation meetings to co-investigator on NIH grants. I am currently working on projects that include metagenomics (Human Microbiome Project), the genetic variation in the malaria parasite, and analysis of RNA-seq data from a variety of clinical and basic science research projects. Other projects that I have recently worked on include discovery of antigens using a pattern based search of complete genome sequences, search for bacterial genes linked to severe dental caries, and an evolutionary analysis of the mammalian glucosidase gene family.