ELENA YAVORSKA HARRIS, Ph.D.

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E-mail: elenayharris@gmail.com
Office: O'Connell 221

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science Department at Cal State University of Chico.

Background

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California, Riverside. My specialization is in bioinformatics, data mining and algorithms. Under my advisor Dr. Stefano Lonardi and co-advisor Dr. Karine Le Roch I was involved in several projects that analyzed the data generated by next-generation sequencing instruments, technology that revolutionized biomedical research. Our findings contributed to the knowledge of essential biological mechanisms in the malaria.

In my postdoctoral experience in Dr. Andrew Smith's lab at the University of Southern California, I studied methylation and its role in gene expression within different mammalian cell types.