Gregorio Valdez develops search engine for genes

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

A frontier lies deep within our cells.

Our bodies are as vast as oceans and space, composed of a dizzying number of different types of cells. Exploration reaches far, yet the genes that make each cell and tissue unique have remained largely obscure.

That’s changing with the help of a team led by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Valdez and his team designed a search engine – called EvoCor – that identifies genes that are functionally linked.

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