Group Members

These are the current group members. See also a list of our collaborators.

Professor Pedro Mendes
Principal Investigator
all projects
Joe Masison
MD/PhD Student
Multiscale modeling of iron metabolism
Jennifer Kim
Undergraduate Student
Chaos in biological systems
Fizza Rubarb
Undergraduate Student


ex-PhD students

  1. Simon Mitchell, PhD student from 2010-2013 (Thesis title A computational model of iron metabolism), currently Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex.
  2. Jie Yang, PhD student from 2009 to 2012 (Thesis title Prediction of combination efficacy in cancer therapy). Currently Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Hull.
  3. Mark Walsh, PhD student from 2009 to 2012 (Thesis title Quantitation and sensitivity analysis of the pheromone response pathway). Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK
  4. Ed Kent, PhD student from 2009 to 2012 (Thesis title Sensitivity analysis of biochemical systems using high-throughput computing). Currently at
  5. Holly Summersgill, PhD student from 2009 to 2012 (Thesis title Understanding the role of zinc in IL-1β production).
  6. Avraam Tapinos, PhD student from 2008 to 2012 (Thesis title Time series data mining in systems biology). Currently at the University of Manchester
  7. Natalie Stanford, PhD student from 2008 to 2011 (Thesis title Towards a full genome-scale model of yeast metabolism). Currently Business Analyst at Tessella.
  8. Olusegun Oshota, PhD student from 2008 to 2011 (Thesis title A systems biology approach to the production of biotechnological products through systematic in silico studies).Currently Head of Bioinformatics and Genetics at Cytox Ltd.
  9. Ben Small, PhD student from 2008 to 2011 (Thesis title The chemical and computational biology of inflammation). Currently Research Scientist at SIMCYP Ltd.
  10. Steve Checkley, PhD student from 2008 to 2011 (Thesis title Engineering tunable gene circuits in yeast). Currently at Sciences and Technology Facilities Council, UK, Daresbury Lab.
  11. Hui Cheng, PhD student from 2004 to 2010 (Thesis title Data integration and visualization for systems biology data). Currently at the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).
  12. Revonda Pokrzywa, PhD student from 2004 to 2009 (Thesis title Systems biology in an imperfect world: Modeling biological systems with incomplete information). Currently Senior Scientist Senior Scientist at Epizyme.
  13. Diogo Camacho, PhD student from 2003 to 2007 (Thesis title In silico cell biology and biochemistry: a systems biology approach). Currently at Rheos Medicines.
  14. Wei Sha, PhD student from 2002 to 2006 (Thesis title Microarray data analysis methods and their applications to gene expression data analysis for Saccharomyces cerevisiae under oxidative stress). Currently Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
  15. Alberto de la Fuente, PhD student from 2000 to 2006 (thesis title Deciphering living networks. Perturbation strategies for functional genomics). Currently at Qatar Biomedical Research.


  • Dr. Hasan Baig, now an Assistant Professor at UConn Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (Stamford campus).
  • Dr. Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil, now at Touro University Nevada
  • Dr. Abhishekh Gupta
  • Dr. Jignesh H. Parmar, currently at United Therapeutics, Maryland, USA
  • Dr. Paul Dobson
  • Dr. Ettore Murabito, currently at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. Peyman Zarrineh, currently at the University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. Neil Swainston, currently at Epoch Biodesign, UK
  • Dr. Kieran Smallbone
  • Dr. Pierre Millard, Currently an INRA researcher at INSA-Toulouse, France
  • Prof. Joseph O. Dada, Currently Professor at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Jürgen Pahle, currently Group Leader at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dr. Cate Winder, currently at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr. Hanan Messiha, currently at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK
  • Dr. Ed Kent, currently at Auto Trader, UK
  • Dr. Ben Small, currently at SimSip, UK
  • Dr. Stefan Hoops, currently Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, USA
  • Dr. Brian Klahn, currently at the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia, USA
  • Dr. Duncan Hull, Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. Karin Lanthaler
  • Dr. Ana M. Martins, currently at the American University of Sarjah, UAE
  • Dr. Baharat Mehrotra
  • Dr. Adaoha Ihekwaba, currently at the Institute for Food Research
  • Dr. Saroj Mohapatra, currently at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, India
  • Dr. Dianjing Guo, currently Professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Dinjung Chen