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ESP Biography

YOSUKE TANIGAWA, PhD student analyzing human genome with computers

Major: Biomedical Informatics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Yosuke is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Informatics program. He is interested in understanding how combinations of four types of letters (A, C, G, T) on our DNA can shape us and regulate various biological systems. His research involves integration of knowledge and techniques from biology, medicine, computer science, statistics, and population health. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing the piano, swimming, and running.

Past Classes

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B6476: Why we need a computer to study biology? in Splash Spring 2018
DNA carries genetic information of living organisms. Traditionally, there has been experimental efforts to understand the laws of genetics, but the landscape of the field had dramatically changed since the beginning of the century: there has been an increasing effort to use computers to study biomedical sciences using information on our genome (DNA). In this lecture, I will focus on human genome project, an international research project that motivated the field to use computational approach to study biology. I will also talk about frontiers of computational research in biomedicine.