Sharon Aviran

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Assistant Professor


UC Davis Genome Center
Biomedical Engineering (Grad)

Offices and Labs

Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, 2319


2006 PhD Electrical Engineering UCSD

Research Interests

RNA Genomics, Computational RNA Design

My group develops computational methods for analysis of new and emerging genome-wide sequencing-based assays that measure structure and abundance of RNA transcripts. We also develop methods to integrate these experimental data into structure prediction algorithms to improve their accuracy and to better predict RNA-protein interactions. Another interest of the group is in applying these tools to engineer novel RNAs for a range of biotechnology and therapeutic applications as well as to improve our understanding of the relationship between RNA sequence, structure, and function.


NHGRI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

Department and Center Affiliations

Genome Center


International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
RNA Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Computational Biology
  • Synthetic Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Applied Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering


Computational RNA Genomics website

Teaching Interests

Bioinformatics, Big Data Analysis, Genomics, Probability and Random Processes, Signal Processing