Dr. Faruck Morcos

Dr. Faruck Morcos is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (affiliate) and member of the Center for Systems Biology at UT Dallas. Dr. Morcos directs the Evolutionary Information Lab which focuses on solving problems at the interface between biology, computation, information theory and biological physics. Morcos lab develops methods to extract and analyze biological information from sequence and genomic data to create models for molecular evolution, protein structure, function, and design as well as to characterize bimolecular interactions. Recently, Morcos Lab works on machine learning approaches to study protein sequence space;  as well as predict the effects of mutations in protein families to design chimeric repressors,  biosensors and to discover sequence variants  that could restore the effect of deleterious mutations in disease related proteins