Chunhong Mao is a research associate professor in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division. Mao’s primary research has focused on three inter-connected areas: 1) development of bioinformatics software and databases for biological data management, data integration, data mining, data curation and data analysis; 2) high-throughput genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data analysis and network analysis; and 3) biological data curation. Mao’s current research projects include Pathosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC), Integrative Genomics Approach to Computational Assessment of Threats (IGACAT), Proteomics Architecture of Atherosclerosis (GPAA), metabolomic signatures of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) associated genotypes, and genomics and transcriptomics analysis of Y chromosome genes in mosquitoes.
Developing and applying bioinformatics software and databases; ’omics data analysis; biological data curation
University of Arizona, Computer Science, M.S., 1999
University of Arizona, Biochemistry, Ph.D., 1997
Peking University, Physiology and Biophysics, B.S., 1988
Researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for male mosquito flight.