Troy Ruths

  • Program Years: 2009-2013
  • Academic Institution: Rice University
  • Field of Study: Bioinformatics
  • Academic Advisor: Luay Nakhleh
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Computer Science, Washington University in St Louis, 2008

Current Status

  • Research Area: Bioinformatics


T. Ruths, L. Nakhleh. "Neutral forces acting on intragenomic variability shape the E. coli regulatory network topology." PNAS. 2013.

M. N. Price, A. M. Deutschbauer, J. M. Skerker, K. M. Wetmore, T. Ruths, J. S. Mar, J. V. Kuehl, W. Shao, A. P. Arkin. "Indirect and Suboptimal Control of Gene Expression is Widespread in Bacteria." Molecular Systems Biology. 2013.

T. Ruths, L. Nakhleh. "ncDNA and drift drive binding site accumulation." BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2012.

M. Baker, S. Abeysinghe, S. Schuh, R. Coleman, A. Abrams, M. Marsh, C. Hryc, T. Ruths, W. Chiu, and T. Ju. “Modeling protein structure at near atomic resolutions with Gorgon.” Journal of Structural Biology. 2011. vol. 174 (2) pp. 360-373.

T. Ruths, D. Ruths, and L. Nakhleh. “GS2: An efficiently computable measure of GO-based similarity of gene sets.” Bioinformatics 2009 25(9):1178-1184


Computer Science Outstanding Sophomore Award, Washington University in St Louis, 05/2006
Men's Basketball Academic All-American, College Division, 2006, 2007, 2008
Computer Science Departmental Award for Academic Performance, Washington University in St Louis, 05/2007
Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year, 2007, 2008
USA Today All-USA College Academic Team, Third Team, 2007
Josten's Trophy - honors national student-athlete for exemplary basketball, scholastic, and service (1 chosen per year), 2008
Academic All American of the Year - honors most outstanding student-athlete in all college sports (2 chosen per year out of 360,000), 2008
Langsdorf Scholarship of Engineering & Applied Science Recipient, Washington University in St Louis, 2004-2008
NCAA Educational Grant, 2008
TI Scholarship Recipient, Rice University, 2008
Presidential Fellowship Recipient, Rice University, 2008
Hertz Graduate Fellowship Finalist, 2009
NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2009 (deferred)
Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, 2010