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Current People


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

Visiting Professor

Catherine Rayon Professor, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France

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 International PhD Program, Warsaw University, Poland
Sungho Won Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics,Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea


Choi Youn Im choiyi
Hyung Rae Kim kim1353
Yi Xiong xiong9

Graduate Students

Meghana Chitale Computer Science (CS) mchitale
Xuejiao Kang CS kang138
Ishita Khan CS khan27
Juan Esquivel Rodriguez CS jesquivel
Ross VerHeul PULSe, rotation rverheul
Chao Yuan Biol Sci (PULSe) yuan13

Undergraduate Students

Benjamin Bastnagel Biol bbastnag
Yilong Jin CS jin28
Lillian Liu CS liu351
Yingfei Ma Stat ma33
Su Lin Ooi CS sooi
Yang Shen Biol shen52
Sam Yap Biol -

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.

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