Purdue University - Department of Computer Science -

Majid Kazemian

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Biochemisty


Joined department: Spring 2017

Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science (2012)
Postdoctoral researcher, National Institutes of Health, Computational Biology/Immunology (2016)

Dr. Kazemian research interests span the areas of computational biology and immunology. His lab focuses on acquiring and utilizing large amounts of high throughput sequencing data (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Exome-seq, etc) to answer biological questions regarding the regulation of human diseases.

Selected Publications

M. Kazemian, M. Ren, J. Lin, W. Liao, R. Spolski, W. J. Leonard, Comprehensive assembly of novel transcripts from unmapped human RNA-Sequencing data and their association with cancer, Molecular Systems Biology 11 (8), 826, (2015).
M. Kazemian, W.J. Leonard, Possible HPV38 contamination of endometrial cancer RNA-Seq samples in The Cancer Genome Atlas database, J. Virology, doi: 10.1128/JVI.00822-15, (2015).
EE West, R. Spolski, M. Kazemian, C. Kemper, W. J. Leonard, TSLP acts on neutrophils to drive complement-mediated killing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Science Immunology, 2016
M. Kazemian, Hannah Pham, M. Brodsky, S. Sinha, Widespread and distinct sequence signatures of combinatorial transcriptional regulation, Nucleic Acids Research, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt598, (2013).
M. Kazemian, K. Suryamohan, J. Chen, Y. Zhang, Md. A. H. Samee, M. S. Halfon, S. Sinha, Evidence for deep regulatory similarities in early developmental programs across highly diverged insects. Genome Biology and Evolution. 6 (9): 2301-2320. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu184, (2014).

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