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Ming-Ying Leung

 
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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Ming-Ying Leung

Professor, Mathematical Sciences - Bioinformatics - Computational Science - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)
Director, Computational Science Program
Director, Bioinformatics Core, Border Biomedical Research Center
Director, Bioinformatics Program

Dr. Leung has strong interests in interdisciplinary research involving mathematical skills and intensive computational techniques, especially on developing efficient algorithms to predict how genomic data are stored, transmitted, and ultimately expressed in life processes. Her research theme is structural bioinformatics on sequence analysis and structure prediction of biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. In several ongoing projects funded by NSF, NIH, and USDA, Dr. Leung has proposed mathematical models for RNA analysis, implemented in JAVA, R, and C++ codes, to predict their secondary structures. She has also developed online education modules to introduce bioinformatics research in agricultural science, as part of the curriculum integrated in selected undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, raising the awareness of using mathematics in the effort to combat agricultural diseases and biomedical research problems.

KEYWORDS

  1. Bioinformatics
  2. Computational Bioscience
  3. Probability
  4. Statistics

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology