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Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 276-6925

Biography

Research

Thakar lab uses systems biology approaches to identify immune signatures that can predict outcome of an immune response to infections or vaccinations. We are particularly interested in understanding dynamics of respiratory infections by single and multiple pathogens. We develop computational tools to model probable trajectories of the immune response which then allows us to identify parameters that can predict future outcomes of the disease. This has direct implications in early diagnosis. The models also reveal the mechanisms of pathogenesis. This work is based on multi-parameter datasets including gene expression, serum cytokine levels and known information about signaling and metabolic pathways.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

2003
MSc with certificate | India-Univ of Pune, Pune
Microbiology and Computational Biology

2001
BSc | India-Univ of Pune, Pune
Microbiology and Mathematics

2006
PhD | Germany-U Wurzburg
Bioinformatics

Awards

2016 - 2017
Novel Biostatistical and Epidemiologic Methods (NBEM) Awards
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Location: University of Rochester Medical School

2015 - 2016
PhRMA research starter award in informatics
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

2014
Beutner Speaker
Location: Buffalo Immunology Conference

2008 - 2010
Cancer-Research-Institute fellowship
Sponsor: Cancer Research Institute fellowship

2007
Shankar Subramaniam award in systems biology research
Location: Pennsylvania State University

2001
The Association for the Study of Animal Behavior fellowship
Location: Edinburgh, UK and Pune, India

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2017
Van Twisk D, Murphy SP, Thakar J. "Optimized logic rules reveal interferon-?-induced modes regulated by histone deacetylases and protein tyrosine phosphatases." Immunology.. 2017 May 0; 151(1):71-80. Epub 2017 Feb 09.

2/21/2017
Zhang Y, Topham DJ, Thakar J, Qiu X. "FUNNEL-GSEA: FUNctioNal ELastic-net regression in time-course gene set enrichment analysis." Bioinformatics.. 2017 Feb 21; Epub 2017 Feb 21.

12/2016
Katanic D, Khan A, Thakar J. "PathCellNet: Cell-type specific pathogen-response network explorer." Journal of immunological methods.. 2016 Dec 0; 439:15-22. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

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