Gurkan Bebek, Ph.D.

Faculty Appointment

Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics:

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:
Instructor (Secondary)

Academic History

2007Ph.D. Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University
2007-2010Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Case Compherensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University (R25T CoGEC: Computational Genomic Epidemiology of Cancer Fellowship)

Positions and Employment

2007-currentVisiting Scientist, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
2010-2011Senior Research Associate, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Case Western Reserve University
2011-currentInstructor, Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests

The significant technological progress and the completion of many genome sequencing projects, including that of the human, have provided us with a reasonably detailed view of the cell. From this new point of view, i. e. our new knowledge of cellular networks, we have the means to understand the principles underlying the dynamic behavior of cells. However, this will require integration of theoretical and experimental approaches at a variety of levels.

My research objective is to develop computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological and medical data. To accomplish this, methods as well as tools and models are needed to acquire, analyze and integrate this knowledge. By formulating new hypotheses to explain observations not predicted by these models and tools, additional analysis and experiments can be carried out. We can then utilize this knowledgebase for new discoveries.

The following is a list of current research topics studied:

  • Developing new measures that can improve understanding of large and complex biological networks
  • Analyzing Proteomics data and building models to infer signal transduction pathway segments

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Contact Info

Case Western Reserve University
Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4988
Phone: (216) 368-4541
Fax: (216) 368-6846


Bioinformatics and Biostatistics



My Publications