Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Bacterial Genetics
- Microbial Ecology
- Systems Biology
- Data Science
I am interested in quantitative and mathematical approaches to Biology and in the applications of Data Science.
Prior to joining the University, I carried out postdoctoral research in the Systems Biology Theme at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
My undergraduate degree is in computer science and I switched to the life sciences for my doctoral research, which was carried out at The Rockefeller University.
I have research experience in Systems Biology, Bacterial Genetics and Microbial Ecology. At the University, I teach courses in the Biology major. I have supervised projects on Optogenetics in bacteria, antibiotic resistance, applications of graph theory and information theory and agent-based modelling.
Wright, E. S., Yilmaz, L. S., Ram, S., Gasser, J. M., Harrington, G. W., & Noguera, D. R. (2014). Exploiting extension bias in polymerase chain reaction to improve primer specificity in ensembles of nearly identical DNA templates. Environmental Microbiology, 16(5), 1354 – 1365. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462 – 2920.12259
Ram, S. & Goulian, M. (2013). The architecture of a prototypical bacterial signaling circuit enables a single point mutation to confer novel network properties. PLoS Genet, 9(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1003706
Shou, W., Ram, S., & Vilar, J.M. (2007). Synthetic cooperation in engineered yeast populations. PNAS, 104(6), 1877 — 1882. http://www.pnas.org/content/104/6/1877