Kihara, Daisuke

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Kihara, Daisuke


Dr. Daisuke Kihara is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Computer Science at Purdue University. Dr. Kihara earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Tokyo and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Kyoto University in Japan. His awards include the Showalter University Faculty Scholar, the Seed of Success Award, and the International Structural Genomics Organization Poster Prize, among others. Dr. Kihara's research interest relates to bioinformatics, including relationships between protein/gene sequences, structure function, interactions, genome, and pathways. His research goal is to obtain a new, comprehensive understanding of how structures and functions are coded in molecular sequences and how functions of molecules are orchestrated in a cell.

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