Saurabh Sinha, Associate Professor of Computer Science and member of the Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity research theme, has been selected for the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Engineering (formerly the Xerox Awards for Faculty Research). This award honors faculty members on an annual basis for outstanding research, in separate categories for assistant professors and associate professors. Professor Sinha was recognized based on his research, accomplishments, and papers published (or scheduled to be published) during the past five years.
Sinha’s lab is concerned with computational approaches to problems in molecular biology, especially gene regulation in metazoan genomes. His work looks to understand how sequences involved in gene regulation have evolved, and how such evolutionary dynamics may inform the discovery of novel regulatory sequences. He joined the University of Illinois in 2005 and later the IGB in 2007.
Sinha is a member of the IGB and also a member of the Department of Computer Science, an affiliate of the Department of Entomology and an affiliate of the Biophysics program.