The Nesvizhskii lab is affiliated with several academic programs at the University of Michigan, including Bioinformatics and Molecular and Cellular Pathology. In the past, we have had graduate students from the Department of Biostatistics. Our group includes recent Ph.D. graduates in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics.
In short, we are a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary group that would be a good fit for students and post-docs with good computational skills looking to apply them to cutting edge research in proteomics, systems biology, and related areas.
Students can join the lab through the graduate program in Bioinformatics or Molecular and Cellular Pathology. The admission to both programs is coordinated through the University's Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS), which encompasses programs in a variety of biological disciplines. Students interested in the Bioinformatics program can apply directly or can apply to it through PIBS. In both programs students have the opportunity to do research rotations in the lab before selecting it as their dissertation laboratory.
We have rotation opportunities for Ph.D. students interested in proteomics and systems biology. For more information, click here (Bioinformatics) or here (PIBS). Students who are US citizens or permanent residents and have interest in proteome informatics and applications in cancer research can also apply to the newly established Proteome Informatics of Cancer Training Program. More info and how to apply is here.
Collaborative Nature of our Research
Our group actively collaborates with other experimental and computational groups at the University of Michigan. These include researchers in the Department of Pathology utilizing proteomics (Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan Lim, and others), Michigan Center for Translational Pathology headed by Arul Chinnaiyan, The National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) (Gil Omenn, Brian Athey), proteomics/systems biology groups in other Departments (Phil Andrews lab, David Lubman lab, Anuj Kumar lab, and others).
We also actively collaborate with experimental group around the world, including Anne-Claude Gingras and other labs at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto, Canada; Mike Tyers lab in Toronto and Edinburgh (Scotland); proteomics groups (Rob Moritz, Jeff Ranish, John Aitchison) at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, and the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Ruedi Aebersold, Matthias Gstaiger), Ileana Cristea's lab at Princeton.
About the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan Medical School consistently ranks in the top of all medical schools in the country. It also ranks near the top among all medical schools in terms of National Institutes of Health research awards. Ann Arbor, Michigan is a very diverse and multi-cultural city. Cultural opportunities range from quaint galleries to renowned museums, from performances by the top-ranked University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance to professional symphonies, orchestra, and dance troupes regularly visiting Ann Arbor as a part of the UMS series
Ann Arbor offers diverse dining experiences including a number of great Indian, Chinese, Korean and other ethnic restaurants. It is located within an hour drive of Detroit and a four and a half hour drive from Chicago and Toronto.