Dahlquist Lab


Dr. Kam Dahlquist is a Professor of Biology and Affiliate Faculty of the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Dahlquist earned a B.A. in Biology from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Dahlquist performed postdoctoral research at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California, San Francisco, and taught for two years at Vassar College before joining the LMU faculty in 2005. In her research, Dr. Dahlquist follows an interdisciplinary approach to understanding gene regulatory networks that involves cutting-edge techniques in genomics, mathematical, and computational biology. This research crosses over into her teaching in such courses as Molecular Biology of the Genome, Biomathematical Modeling, Biological Databases, and Bioinformatics Laboratory. She believes that her research and teaching must be informed by and contribute to a broader social context. She has worked with various groups such as the UCSF Science and Health Education partnership and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to improve science education for all and to increase the numbers of women and minorities in science. She believes strongly in training her students to apply ethical standards to the conduct of scientific research. Click here to view Dr. Dahlquist's Curriculum Vitae in PDF format.

Current Research Students:

Edward B. Bachoura (Computer Science, LMU '19) Spring 2017-present, Bioinformatics (GRNsight)
Eileen J. Choe (Computer Science, LMU '18) Spring 2017-present, Bioinformatics (GRNsight)
Lauren M. Kelly (Biology, LMU '19) Spring 2018-present, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Brandon J. Klein (Biology, LMU '18) Spring 2016-present, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
John L. Lopez (Biology, LMU '20) Spring 2018-present, Bioinformatics
Margaret J. O'Neil (Biology, LMU '18) Spring 2016-present, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Mihir Samdarshi (Biology, LMU '19) Fall 2015-present, Bioinformatics (GRNsight)
Katerine D. Scheker (Biology, LMU '18) Spring 2017-present, Genomics Wet Lab
Yeon-Soo (Jen) Shin (Computer Science, LMU '18), Fall 2016-present (GRNsight)
Justin Kyle T. Torres (Computer Science, LMU '19) Fall 2016-present (GRNmap)
Nika Vafadari (Biology, LMU '18) Fall 2016-present, Genomics Wet Lab

Former Research Students:

Nicholas A. Collins (LMU Biology '17) Summer 2017-Fall 2017, Genomics Wet Lab
Chukwuemeka (Eddie) Azinge (LMU Computer Science '19) Spring 2016-Fall 2017, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Nicole A. Anguiano (Computer Science, LMU '17) Spring 2014-Spring 2017, Bioinformatics (GRNsight)
Monica V. Hong (Biology, LMU '17) Fall 2014-Spring 2017, Genomics Wet Lab
Kristen M. Horstmann (Biomathematics, LMU '17), Fall 2015-Spring 2017, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Trixie Anne M. Roque (Computer Science, LMU '17) Spring 2015-Spring 2017, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Anindita Varshneya (Biology, LMU '17) Fall 2014-Spring 2017, Bioinformatics (GRNsight)
Natalie E. Williams(Biology, LMU '17) Fall 2014-Spring 2017, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Juan S. Carrillo(Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, LMU '16) Spring 2014-Spring 2016, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
K. Grace Johnson (Biochemistry, LMU '17) Spring 2015-Spring 2016, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Tessa A. Morris (Biomathematics, LMU '16) Summer 2015-Spring 2016, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Kevin W. Wyllie (Biochemistry, LMU '16) Fall 2014-present, Genomics Wet Lab
Kevin McGee (Biology LMU '16) Spring 2014-Fall 2015, XMLPipeDB, Genomics Wet Lab
Kayla C. Jackson (Spelman College Mathematics '17) Fall 2015, Biomathematical Modeling (GRNmap)
Mitchell Petredis (Biology) LMU '15
Sarah Patno (Biology) LMU '14
Andrew Pita (Biology) LMU '14
Britain Southwick (Computer Science) LMU '14
Katrina Sherbina (Biomathematics) LMU '14
Nicolette Harmon (Biology) LMU '13
Nicholas Rohacz (Biochemistry) LMU '13
Chidinma Amakiri (Biology) LMU '14
Rich Brous (Computer Science) LMU '13
Andrew Herman (Biology) LMU '12
Cybele Arsan (Biology) LMU '11
Katie Hornick (Natural Science) LMU '12
Kelly Parks (Biology) LMU '11
Lauren Kubeck (Biology) LMU '12
Kelia McDonald (Natural Science) LMU '12
Alondra Vega (Biomathematics) LMU '12
Kevin Paiz-Ramirez (Biology) LMU '11
Don Murphy (Computer Science) LMU '10
Kristen Buckmelter (Biology) LMU '10
Bianca Infanzon (Biology) LMU '10
Bernadette Pak (Biology) LMU '10
Stephen Speicher (Biology) LMU '10
Alexandria Alphonso (Biology) LMU '09
Kevin Entzminger (Biochemistry) LMU '09
Kristi Hubbard (Biology) LMU '09
Stephanie (Kuelbs) Entzminger (Applied Mathematics) LMU '09
Kenny Rodriguez (Biology) LMU '09
Derek Smith (Computer Science) LMU '09
Kara Taylor (Biology) LMU '09
Chad Villaflores (Biology) LMU '09
Wesley Citti (Biology) LMU '08
Robert Hybki (Biology) LMU '08
Elizabeth Liu (Biology) LMU '08
Olivia Sakhon (Biology) LMU '08
Jeffrey McGowan (Biology) LMU '08
Matthew Mejia (Biology) LMU '07
Nathan Wanner (Mathematics) LMU '07
Jeffrey Nicholas (Computer Science) LMU, MS '07
Heather King (Biology) LMU '06
Meredith Braymer (Biochemistry) Vassar College '04
Christen Vogel (Biology) Vassar College '04
Jessica Heckman (Biology) Vassar College '05
David Koren (Biochemistry) Vassar College, '06
David Little (Computer Science) Vassar College, '06
Philipose Mulugeta (Biochemistry) Vassar College '07


John David N. Dionisio, LMU Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Ben G. Fitzpatrick, LMU Mathematics
Carl R. Urbinati, LMU Biology
Erika T. Camacho, Arizona State University
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Working Group, Unpacking the Black Box: Teaching Quantitative Biology

Last modified: 1/3/18