Raluca Mihaela Gordan

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Assistant Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Contact Information:

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


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2009

Courses Taught:

  • CBB 561: Computational Sequence Biology
  • COMPSCI 260: Introduction to Computational Genomics
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 561: Computational Sequence Biology

Representative Publications:

  • Zhao, J; Li, D; Seo, J; Allen, AS; Gordân, R, Quantifying the Impact of Non-coding Variants on Transcription Factor-DNA Binding., Research in computational molecular biology : ... Annual International Conference, RECOMB ... : proceedings. RECOMB (Conference : 2005-), vol 10229 (2017), pp. 336-352 [10.1007/978-3-319-56970-3_21] [abs].
  • Shats, I; Deng, M; Davidovich, A; Zhang, C; Kwon, JS; Manandhar, D; Gordân, R; Yao, G; You, L, Expression level is a key determinant of E2F1-mediated cell fate., Cell Death & Differentiation, vol 24 no. 4 (2017), pp. 626-637 [10.1038/cdd.2017.12] [abs].
  • Sparks, EE; Drapek, C; Gaudinier, A; Li, S; Ansariola, M; Shen, N; Hennacy, JH; Zhang, J; Turco, G; Petricka, JJ; Foret, J; Hartemink, AJ; Gordân, R; Megraw, M; Brady, SM; Benfey, PN, Establishment of Expression in the SHORTROOT-SCARECROW Transcriptional Cascade through Opposing Activities of Both Activators and Repressors., Developmental Cell, vol 39 no. 5 (2016), pp. 585-596 [10.1016/j.devcel.2016.09.031] [abs].
  • Schipper, JL; Gordân, RM, Transcription Factor-DNA Binding Motifs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Tools and Resources., Cold Spring Harbor protocols, vol 2016 no. 11 (2016) [10.1101/pdb.top080622] [abs].
  • Medina, EM; Turner, JJ; Gordân, R; Skotheim, JM; Buchler, NE, Punctuated evolution and transitional hybrid network in an ancestral cell cycle of fungi., eLife, vol 5 (2016) [10.7554/elife.09492] [abs].