Bruce J Aronow, PhD

Co-director, Computational Medicine Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-0263

Fax: 513-636-2056


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Dr. Aronow's research is devoted to unraveling both the role and mechanism by which the functional capabilities of the human genome shape human health and our ability to adapt to stressful challenges. His lab is using a variety of available structural and functional genomic and biological systems descriptive data to form models of how biological systems assemble, adapt and become impaired in disease. The lab's overall hypothesis is that by interconnecting as much experimental and observational information as possible, we can gain new insights into the mechanisms by which different biological systems can achieve health or healthy adaptation, or undergo disease processes. More specific, with the co-leadership of Anil Jegga, DVM, the lab is identifying genetic features that control gene expression including cis-elements, trans factors and microRNAs, which normally work together in extended cell, tissue, organ and systems networks to enable development and homeostasis. Alterations of these features can alter phenotypes and increase or decrease disease. Some of the lab's work includes the identification of conserved, diverged and evolved cis-element clusters that are acted on by transcription and chromatin proteins. The lab has developed a Web-based tool called GenomeTraFaC that at present allows discovery of shared cis-elements in conserved non-coding sequences of mice and humans.

Education and Training

BS: Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1976.

PhD: Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1986.

Research Fellowship: Division of Basic Science Research, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1989.


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CTSA - Enabling Tehnologies: Center for Translational & Molecular Disease. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2009 - Mar 2014.