Ali Navid

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-372
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 424 3564


B.S., University of Maryland.

M.S., University of North Dakota.

Ph.D., Indiana University

Research interests

I’m a computational systems biologist involved in analyses of complex biological networks at different levels of detail.  My primary area of interest is in systems biology of microbial communities, multi-cellular organisms, and host-pathogen interactions. 

Systems biology is the study of interactions between assorted components of biological systems with the aim of acquiring new insights into how organisms function and respond to different stimuli.  Although more and more efforts are being directed toward examining systems biology in complex multi-cellular organisms, the bulk of system-level analyses conducted to date have focused on the biology of microbes.  My microbial systems biology interests are multifaceted.  I am interested in using dynamic and steady state models to examine the workings of deadly pathogens such as Trypanosoma brucei, Yersinia pestis and Francisella tularensis.  I also work with microbiologists in assessing the phenotypic capabilities of biofuel producing organisms (such as Rhodopseudomonas palustris) and designing new strains for improved production of desired compounds.

I am also interested in systems pharmacology.   I develop and use physiology-based pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models to predict the transient outcome of drug metabolism and therapeutic or toxic events.   


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