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All data is as of April 15, 2024.


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 and liver diseases. 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. 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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