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Current People


Daisuke Kihara [CV (November 2021)] [Research Summary (2019) ] email

Assistant Research Scientist

Genki Terashi gterashi


Yuki Kagaya ykagaya

Graduate Students

Eman Alnabati CS ealnabat
Tunde Aderinwale CS taderinw
Charles Christoffer CS christ35
Sean Flannery CS sflanner
Rashidedin Jahandideh CS rjahandi
Lyman Monroe Biol lmonroe
Sai Raghavendra Maddhuri Venkata Subramaniya CS smaddhur
Jacob Verburgt Biol verburgt
Xiao Wang CS wang3702
Zicong Zhang CS zhan1797

Visiting Professor

Visiting Scholar

Undergraduate Students

David Rivera Biol
Adrian Gerard Raj CS
Nirali Rai CS
Vijay Bharadwaj CS
Adil Uddin khan Bozai CS
Maxwell E. Shramuk Bio

Former Members


Takatsugu Hirokawa Professor, AIST, Tokyo, Japan
Changdeng Hu Professor, Purdue University, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Kenichiro Imai research scientist, Purdue University, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Wen Jiang Professor, Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences
Woong-Hee Shin Assistant professor, Sunchon National University, Department of Chemistry Education, Korea
Atilla Sit Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kentucky
Yuji Sugita Professor, RIKEN, Japan
Min Xu Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Computational Biology


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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  • 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.