faculty Spotlight

Richard Helm

Use of mass spectrometry to help answer complex biological questions The workhorses of biological systems, and the value-added products derived from them, are proteins and metabolites... Read More

John J Tyson

University Distinguished Professor // Biological Sciences, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology


Dr. Tyson studies biological systems from a rigorous mathematical perspective, and builds realistic models that help us gain a deeper understanding of the physiology. Most of his work is on the mechanism of cell division cycle control as seen in budding yeast, fission yeast, Xenopus embryos and egg extracts, Drosophila embryos and mammalian cells. He collaborates with CTE faculty member T. M. Murali on linking top-down and bottom-up models in systems biology and on using such techniques for building dynamic mathematical models of signal transduction in bioengineered livers.