Rays Jiang, Ph.D

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Rays Jiang, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office: IDRB 402
Voice Mail: (813) 974-4541
Fax: (813) 974-0992
Email: Jiang2@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF

2014

Education

Msc Wageningen University, 2000
Ph.D. Wageningen University, 2006
Research associate, Harvard University & The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 2013

Discipline

Systems Biology

Specialization

Computational biology
Comparative and integrative genomics
Quantitative cell biology
Systems biology of infectious diseases

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography

Dr. Rays Jiang specializes in systems biology in the Global Health (GH) department and Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI) in USF. She focuses on data-driving research of infectious diseases and public health. The Jiang lab uses computational biology to analyze and integrate diverse large-scale genomics data sets; and employs systems biology to reverse engineer the virtual molecular system of normal and pathological human cell. The Jiang lab is using hepatocyte as a system and current research focuses on human-pathogen interaction. The lab is using gene network analysis and evolutionary trajectory studies to identify the most unique and amenable pathways in pathogens for drug intervention, at the same time, creates a roadmap of metabolic and signaling changes in the human cell. The lab also strives to use this system to understand, define and engineer Program Cell Death (PCD) gene circuitry underlying homeostasis, malignance, pathogen-defense and regeneration.