Robin Friedman

  • Program Years: 2007-2010
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational and Systems Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Christopher Burge
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2008)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Computational and Systems Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
    B.S. Computer Science (specialization in Bioinformatics), University of California, San Diego, 2005

Current Status

  • Status: Senior Scientist, VL34, inc.
  • Research Area: Computational and Systems Biology
  • Publications

    Direct measurement of DNA affinity landscapes on a high-throughput sequencing instrument. Razvan Nutiu, Robin C Friedman, Shujun Luo, Irina Khrebtukova, David Silva, Robin Li, Lu Zhang, Gary P Schroth, Christopher B Burge. Nature biotechnology 29 (7), 659-664 2011

    Calvin H. Jan, Robin C. Friedman, J. Graham Ruby, David P. Bartel. "Formation, regulation and evolution of Caenorhabditis elegans 3'UTRs." Nature 2011 Jan 6;469(7328):97-101. Epub 2010 Nov 17.

    Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation Downregulate miR-29: miR-29 Overexpression Reduces Hepatitis C Viral Abundance in Culture. Sarmistha Bandyopadhyay, Robin C Friedman, Rebecca T Marquez, Kathy Keck, Benjamin Kong, Michael S Icardi, Kyle E Brown, Christopher B Burge, Warren N Schmidt, Yulei Wang, Anton P McCaffrey. Journal of Infectious Diseases 203 (12), 1753 2011

    Robin C. Friedman, Kyle Kai-How Farh, Christopher B. Burge, David P. Bartel. "Most mammalian mRNAs are conserved targets of microRNAs." Genome Research. 2009 Jan;19(1):92-105. Epub 2008 Oct 27.

    Sean O'Rourke, Gal Elidan, Robin Friedman, Eleazar Eskin. "Discrete profile alignment via constrained information bottleneck." In Proceedings of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 17 (NIPS 2004). Vancouver, Canada: December 13-18, 2004.

    Awards

    Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2004
    Madge E. Lawhead Academic Scholarship, 2003-2004 academic year
    William H. Stout Academic Scholarship, Fall 2004
    Honorable Mention, Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award, 2005
    Phi Beta Kappa, 2005
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 2005