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Current People


Dr. Daisuke Kihara [CV] [Research Summary] email

Visiting Professor

Xinyuan Zhou Assistant Professor, Changsha University, Department of Computer Science and Technology, China
Genki Terashi Junior Associate Professor, Kitasato University, School of Pharmacy, Japan

Senior Researcher

Changsoon Park Professor, Dept. of Statistics,Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea


Robert Elston Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,Case Western Reserve University, OH
Michal Jamroz Warsaw University, Faculty of Chemistry, Poland
Atilla Sit Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kentucky
Sungho Won Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics,Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea


Hyung Rae Kim kim1353
Woong-Hee Shin shin183
James Jian Zhang zhan2035

Graduate Students

Ziyun Ding PULSe ding48
Xusi Han PULSe han273
Xuejiao Kang CS kang138
Ishita Khan CS khan27
Lyman Monroe Biol lmonroe
Lenna X Peterson PULSe lenna

Undergraduate Students

Charles Christoffer CS christ35
Tiange Dong Biol dongt
Tianmu Hu Biol hu175
Ray Ji Biol jir
Weichuan Luo Biol luo57
Tommy Lee Biol lee1159
Eric Petit Biol petit
Andrew Walden Biol/CS waldena
Yue Wang Stat wang1061
Qing Wei CS wei72
Tianzhao Wu Biol tian2896
Qing Zu Stat zu276


Aditi Acharya high school

Formerly with us


Postdoctoral Positions

Qualified candidates should hold a PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Doctor of Engineering, or in a related field. The primary area sought is protein tertiary structure modeling & prediction, protein docking, and protein global/local shape comparison and search. Experience in electron microscopy or tomography data analysis, and 3D shape retrieval are plus. Fluent programming skill and good communication skills are essential. Highly motivated and creative candidates with a strong record of publication are encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to: . Postal mail should be sent to: Dr. Daisuke Kihara, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Hockmyer Hall of Structural Biology, 249 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Graduate students

Highly motivated graduate students in the departments of computer science, biological sciences, PULSe program at Purdue are encouraged to contact Dr. Kihara. Available projects include protein 3D shape comparison, docking, 3D structure prediction, function prediction, and DNA sequence analyses (motif search, small RNA detection). Please note that usually research assistantship is only offered after working at least one semester as an independent study to prove productivy. Previous experience in bioinformatics is desirable but not necessary. Programming skill is not a requirement at the beginning if you are not CS major as long as you are eager to learn it in the first year.

Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in computational work in biology, you are almost always welcome to our group. We have worked with over twenty undergraduate students, and have a good record of scientific achievments with them, including publishing full research papers, research presentation in conferences, entering graduate programs. Feel free to contact Dr. Kihara.

Summer internship with pay

Not offered.

Recent News

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  • 1 postdoc position is available. Please see here


Kihara Bioinformatics Laboratory is always looking for new people to join the lab. Our current list of openings is available here.