Timothy Ravasi

Professor, Bioengineering

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Integrative Systems Biology Lab


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​​Ph.D. University of Milan, Italy, 1999
  • B.S. University of Milan, Italy, 1996

Research Interests

Professor Ravasi is working to develop large-scale, computer-aided models of biological signaling, transcription regulatory networks, and regulatory pathways.

He applies new experimental strategies and statistical frameworks with the aim to integrate, model, and visualize the enormous amount of measurements derived from genome-wide experiments, such as ultra-high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, proteins and mRNAs expression, and protein-protein interactions arising in the wake of Genome Projects.

These tools are crucial to the success of systems biology, an approach that aims to understand biological systems as more than merely the sum of their parts. Ravasi is also using a metagenomic approach based on Massively Parallel Genomes Sequencing to explore the biodiversity in the Red Sea Ecosystem such as reef-building corals and marine Sponges.