Computational & Systems Biology Program
The Joao Xavier Lab
We combine computation and experiment to investigate how cells interact with each other to produce complex cell group behaviors.
Schluter J, Peled JU, Taylor BP, Markey KA, Smith M, Taur Y, Niehus R, Staffas A, Dai A, Fontana E, Amoretti LA, Wright RJ, Morjaria S, Fenelus M, Pessin MS, Chao NJ, Lew M, Bohannon L, Bush A, Sung AD, Hohl TM, Perales MA, van den Brink MRM, Xavier JB. The gut microbiota is associated with immune cell dynamics in humans. Nature. 2020 Dec;588(7837):303-307. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2971-8. Epub 2020 Nov 25. PMCID: PMC7725892.
Joao Xavier, PhD
Member, Computational & Systems Biology Program
- Systems biologist Joao Xavier combines experimental and computational approaches to study diverse problems relevant to cancer: how the microbiome influences cancer and cancer treatment, how cancer cells metastasize, and how metabolic fluxes command the behavior of living cells.
- PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
- Director's New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2011)
- Biofilm Young Investigator Award, Center for Biofilm Engineering (2010)
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