Raluca Mihaela Gordan


Associate Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Associate Professor of Cell Biology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 101 Science Drive, 2179 CIEMAS, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-9881
  • Email Address: raluca.gordan@duke.edu
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  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2009

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Sloan Research Fellowship-Molecular Biology. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 2014

Courses Taught

  • CBB 561: Computational Sequence Biology
  • CBB 591: Independent Study
  • CBB 700: Internship
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 561: Computational Sequence Biology
  • UPGEN 778D: University Program in Genetics and Genomics Biological Solutions Module IV
  • UPGEN 778F: University Program in Genetics and Genomics Biological Solutions Module VI

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sun, T; Ding, C-KC; Zhang, Y; Zhang, Y; Lin, C-C; Wu, J; Setayeshpour, Y; Coggins, S; Shepard, C; Macias, E; Kim, B; Zhou, P; Gordân, R; Chi, J-T, MESH1 knockdown triggers proliferation arrest through TAZ repression., Cell Death & Disease, vol 13 no. 3 (2022) [10.1038/s41419-022-04663-6] [abs].
  • Zhao, J; Martin, V; Gordân, R, Transcription Factor-Centric Approach to Identify Non-recurring Putative Regulatory Drivers in Cancer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol 13278 LNBI (2022), pp. 36-51 [10.1007/978-3-031-04749-7_3] [abs].
  • Barrera, J; Song, L; Gamache, JE; Garrett, ME; Safi, A; Yun, Y; Premasinghe, I; Sprague, D; Chipman, D; Li, J; Fradin, H; Soldano, K; Gordân, R; Ashley-Koch, AE; Crawford, GE; Chiba-Falek, O, Sex dependent glial-specific changes in the chromatin accessibility landscape in late-onset Alzheimer's disease brains., Molecular Neurodegeneration, vol 16 no. 1 (2021) [10.1186/s13024-021-00481-0] [abs].
  • Zhang, Y; Ho, TD; Buchler, NE; Gordân, R, Competition for DNA binding between paralogous transcription factors determines their genomic occupancy and regulatory functions., Genome Res, vol 31 no. 7 (2021), pp. 1216-1229 [10.1101/gr.275145.120] [abs].
  • Liu, M; Boot, A; Ng, AWT; Gordân, R; Rozen, SG, Mutational processes in cancer preferentially affect binding of particular transcription factors., Scientific Reports, vol 11 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41598-021-82910-0] [abs].