Ranjit Randhawa

Computational Biology Lab Head Stem Cell Group at NBR's Neuroscience Group, Novartis Institute for Biomedica Research, Cambridge, MA 02139 Email: ranjit.randhawa@gmail.com Tel: 617-826-9307

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Previous position at VT: PhD student, 2004-08.

Research Pages: JigCell: a problem solving environment.


Ph.D. 2008 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Computational Biology.
M.S. 2004 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Computer Science.
B.S. 2002 Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, majors in Computer Science and Biology.


Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C.A., and Tyson, J.J. (2008). Model composition for macromolecular regulatory networks. IEEE/ACM Trans. Comput. Biol. Bioinform.7:278-287.
Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C.A., and Tyson, J.J. (2009). Model aggregation: a building-block approach to creating large macromolecular regulatory networks. Bioinformatics, 15:3289-3295.
[Abstract] [Article]
Shaffer, C.A., Zwolak, J.W., Randhawa, R., and Tyson, J.J. (2009). Modeling molecular regulatory networks with JigCell and PET. Methods Mol. Biol. Syst. Biol. 500: 81-111.
[Abstract] [Article]
Bina, M., Wyss, P., Ren, W., Szpankowski, W., Thomas, E., Randhawa, R., Reddy, S., John, P.M., Pares-Matos, E.I., Stein, A., Xu, H., and Lazarus, S.A. (2004). Exploring the characteristics of sequence elements in proximal promoters of human genes. Genomics 84:929-940.
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Conference Proceedings

Wang, P., Randhawa, R., Cao, Y., Baumann, B., and Shaffer, C. A. (2008). Automatic conversion of a deterministic to stochastic model of the cell cycle control system using JigCell. Preceedings of the 2008 High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2008), April 14-16, Ottawa Canada.
Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C. A., and Tyson, J. J. (2007). Aggregation in macromolecular regulatory network models. The Eighth International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), Oct. 1-6, Long Beach, CA.
Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C. A., and Tyson, J. J. (2007). Fusing and composing macromolecular regulatory network models. Proceedings of the 2007 High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2007), March 25-29, Norfolk, VA.
Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C. A., and Tyson, J. J. (2007). Fusing macromolecular regulatory network models using the JigCell Fusion Wizard. Computational Cell Biology Meeting at Laboratories, March 6-9, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
Shaffer, C. A., Randhawa, R., and Tyson, J. J. (2006). The role of composition and aggregation in modeling macromolecular regulatory networks. The 2006 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Dec 3-6, Monterey, CA. Paper published in Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference. L. F. Perrone, F. P. Wieland, J. Liu, B. G. Lawson, D. M. Nicol, and R. M. Fujimoto, eds., p.1628-1635.
Randhawa, R., Shaffer, C. A., and Tyson, J. J. (2006). Composition and aggregation for biological pathway modeling. The Seventh International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), Oct. 9-13, Yokohama, Japan.