The Baliga Lab develops predictive models to explain, predict and manipulate complex biological behaviors in order to catalyze strategies for personalized medicine, and a sustainable environment. Interaction with the environment is central to how information within our DNA is decoded into observable phenotypes. Dr. Baliga and his laboratory are using a multidisciplinary systems approach to understand this process. Once delineated, the engineering principles governing assembly of biological systems will help unlock potentials within diverse organisms, and enable spectacular solutions for problems in environment and medicine.
All Software/Portals/Algorithms Network Inference & Modeling Human Disease Climate Change Adaptive Evolution
As a team of scientists, teachers, students, farmers and citizens committed to preparing the next generation to tackle the global, multi-faceted issue of food security and sustainable food production we will take a systems approach, crowdsourcing multiple aspects of this project, and reach our goals.
The Baliga Laboratory at the Institute for Systems Biology is using today’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices to launch classroom activities that promote conceptual development of standards based instructional outcomes. Students are engaged by the forefronts of STEM learning, systems thinking and computation available in these materials.