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All data is as of December 05, 2022.

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Hayes Nelson
Associate Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Medicine)
Discipline Medical Life Science
Academic Degrees The Pennsylvania State University  Doctor of Philosophy
Research Fields Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Basic medicine; Virology
Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Basic medicine; Human genetics
Biological Sciences; Genome science; Medical genome science
Informatics; Computing Technologies; Software
Informatics; Computing Technologies; High performance computing
Biology; Basic biology; Evolutionary biology
Biology; Basic biology; Ecology / Environment
Research Keywords hepatitis / virology / liver / Java / next generation sequencing / supercomputer / database
Comments I am a bioinformatician and Java programmer using a data science approach to investigate viral hepatitis as a member of the Chayama Laboratory. I use a supercomputer to analyze next generation sequencing data and analyze experimental data using statistics and machine learning. I also develop relational and NoSQL database approaches for data management and build web applications using Java and Angular. Recently I have begun to focus on deep learning and graph analytics to identify host factors implicated in hepatitis B and C infection and explore potential medical applications of the Raspberry Pi and Arduino in the Internet of Things. In 2003, I received a PhD in biology from the Pennsylvania State University, where I studied evolutionary ecology of mating systems. In 2005, I became a postdoctoral fellow in the Kanehisa Laboratory in the Bioinformatics Center at Kyoto University, where I developed the varDB antigenic variation database to examine mechanisms of immune escape in Plasmodium falciparum and other human pathogens.
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Topic Cancer Treatment
Data Science
Information Technology
Medical Science/Healthcare
Robotics/Artificial intelligence
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education 17 Partnerships for the goals
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Medicine : Medicine
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Biomedical Sciences : Program of Medicine
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