We are interested in computational and data analysis problems in genomics arising from DNA sequencing. A particular focus is on understanding of transcriptional regulation, the role of transcription factors, histone marks, DNA accessibility and epigenetic complexes in controlling activity of enhancers and target gene expression. Our lab is a member of Analysis Working Group (AWG) of the ENCODE Consortium, where we work on various aspects of gene regulatory analyses and development of novel computational methods to study transcriptional regulation.


July 2015: Interested in a postdoc position? We are hiring!
Funded Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genomics and Bioinformatics [ pdf ]
May 2015: Welcome to Saket!
Saket Choudhary is a new Ph.D. student from CBB program. Saket is developing algorithms to analyze TF motif conservation.

July 23, 2013: Alex (Qiuyu) Guo wins CIRM Ph.D. Fellowship. Congratulations Alex! Thank you CIRM!

Alex's application wins him a two-year fellowship from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Together with Lori O'Brien from the lab of Andrew McMahon they will decipher DNA regulatory code for kidney development.
June 20, 2013: Thank you CTSI!
Justin Ichida and Anton win CTSI Multidisciplinary Project Award!
Ichida and Valouev labs will develop a novel experimental approach to detect causative ALS mutations.
June 17, 2013: Emily Wong joins the lab. Welcome Emily!

Emily joins the lab as a Postdoc after finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong.
May 2, 2013: Thank you Baxter Foundation!
Anton wins Donald E. & Delia Baxter Foundation Faculty Fellow Award!
Together with prominent dermatopathologists Dr. Brittney DeClerck, Dr. Gene Kim and Dr. David Peng from USC Dermatology Department we will develop novel methods to detect skin cancer at an early stage using a novel sequencing approach.
May 1, 2013: Alex (Qiuyu) Guo joins the lab. Welcome Alex!

Alex joins McMahon and Valouev labs as a Ph.D. student. Alex finished his M.S. in Biochemistry at USC.