Remo Rohs, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Office: RRI 413H
Email: rohs AT
Tel: 213-740-0552
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile

Professor of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and Computer Science
Vice Chair of Biological Sciences
Head of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Lab Members

Tsu-Pei Chiu

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413M
Email: tsupeich AT

Brendon Cooper

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413K
Email: bhcooper AT


Ana Carolina Dantas Machado

Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: RRI 413J
Email: dantasma AT


Liana Engie

Ph.D. Student, co-advised with Prof. Scott E. Fraser
Office: RRI 324A
University of Southern California
Email: engie AT

Jinsen Li

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413L
Email: jinsenli AT

Richard Li

Ph.D. Student, joint with Prof. Daniel Lidar
Chemistry Program
Office: RRI 413K
Email: liry AT

Satyanarayan Rao

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413M
Email: satyanar AT

Jared Sagendorf

Ph.D. Student
Physics Program
Office: RRI 413M
Email: sagendor AT

Xiaofei Wang

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413L
Email: xiaofei AT

Yingfei Wang

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413K
Email: yingfei AT

Beibei Xin

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Office: RRI 413L
Email: bxin At

Lab Alumni


Helen Berman, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor
Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
Email: berman AT


Rosa Di Felice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Research)
Current: Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, USC
Email: difelice AT

Iris Dror

Iris Dror, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student, joint with Prof. Yael Mandel-Gutfreund
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Current: Postdoc at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Email: dror AT


Gorka Lasso Cabrera, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Researcher
Current: Postdoc at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Email: gorka.lasso AT


Yan Lu, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Associate
Current: Assistant Professor, Xidian University, Xi'an, China
Email: Luyan AT

Yang Lin

Lin Yang, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Current: Software Engineer at Google, Venice, CA, USA
Email: yang23 AT


Tianyin Zhou, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student
Computational Biology Program
Current: Senior Software Engineer at Google, Mountain View, CA, USA
Email: tianyinz AT

January 30, 2017
Our newest NAR paper with the Tullius lab addresses the role of intrinsic versus protein-induced DNA shape.

January 11, 2018
We published a new study in Genome Research revealing a protein family specific relationship between TF binding and histone modifications. Congrats, Beibei!

November 20, 2017
We expanded our high-throughput prediction method to 13 DNA shape features with a new publication in NAR. Congrats, Jinsen!

November 20, 2017
Our recent Yang et al. Mol. Syst. Biol. paper won RECOMB/ISCB Top-10 Paper Award in regulatory and systems genomics in 2016/17.

October 11, 2017
We published a new method to derive minor-groove electrostatic potential on a genomic scale in NAR. Congrats, Tsu-Pei!

August 16, 2017
Remo started the Quantitative Biology (QBIO) major at the interface of biology and computer science.

April 26, 2017
Remo accepted reappointment as Vice Chair of USC's Department of Biological Sciences through August 2019. Fight on!

April 20, 2017
We published our interactive tool for structural analysis of protein-DNA complexes in NAR. Congrats, Jared!

March 20, 2017
Tsu-Pei was awarded the prestigious Manning Endowed Fellowship. Congrats, Tsu-Pei!

March 20, 2017
Beibei was awarded a competitive Research Enhancement Fellowship. Congrats, Beibei!

February 6, 2017
Our new Mol. Syst. Biol. paper provides systematic analysis of DNA shape readout for many protein families. Congrats, Lin!

Recent news

September 28, 2017
Faculty of Biological Sciences Seminar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

September 23-26, 2017
Molecular Biosystems Conference on Eukaryotic Gene Regulation & Functional Genomics, Puerto Varas, Chile

August 20-24, 2017
Symposium on Molecular Recognition, 254th American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC

May 24, 2017
Workshop “Mathematical Oncology: Modeling Clinical Data for Maximum Patient Benefit”, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

April 28, 2017
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina, NC

April 13, 2017
Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

March 22, 2017
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

March 9, 2017
Program in Quantitative and Computational Biology, Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Recent presentations

Program Director, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Quantitative Biology (QBIO) 

QBIO 105
Remo coteaches with Professor Michael Waterman
Introduction to Quantitative Biology