Ma Laboratory

Jianzhu Ma 

I am going to be a tenure track Walther Assistant Professor of
Department of Computer Science and Department of Biochemistry
at Purdue University

Current Office: Biomedical Research Facility 2 (BRF2), Room 3A13
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0688
La Jolla, CA 92093-0688
Email: majianzhu <at> purdue <dot> edu

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Notice: I am looking for talanted Ph.D. students at Purdue starting from 2020. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me directly by sending your CV and transcripts.


I am going to be a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Biochemistry at Purdue University. Our main focus is to develop novel computational models for translation of patient data to precision diagnosis and treatment for complex diseases, such as cancer. We seek to advance this goal from three aspects: 1) Interpretable & Transferable Machine Learning Models 2) Systems Biology and Network Models 3) BioNLP & Text Mining. Please see figure below for how we can connect these dots.

research overview 

Research Highlights

Invited talk at the Next Generation in Biomedicine by The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, 2019
Invited talk at the Big Mechanism at DARPA, 2018
Invited talk at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG), 2018
Invited talk at Department of cancer informatics, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2018
Oral presentation at Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), 2018
Oral presentation at Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), 2015
Oral presentation at ISMB 3DSIG and sequencing workshop, 2015
Invited talk at MCBIOS, 2014
Invited talk at the Bioinformatics Institute of Peking University, 2014
Oral presentation at Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), 2014
Oral presentation at Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AI & statistics), 2013
Invited talk at 2nd Zing Conference on Protein and RNA, 2013
Oral presentation at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), 2012
Our server RaptorX attends a Protein Strcuture Prediction Marathon: CAMEO
Check our performance of structure prediction
Check our performance of ligand-binding prediction