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Greg Buck

ORG Virginia Commonwealth University Title BIO Greg Buck is Interim Director, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC), Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Buck received his Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, from the University of Washington and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Pasteur Institut in Paris, France. At VCU Dr. Buck founded the Nucleic Acids Research Facilities, which has now expanded to five Core Labs -- the Gene Synthesis Core, the DNA Sequencing Core, the Real Time PCR Core, the MicroArraying Core, and the Genetic Analysis and Molecular Interaction Core. Recently he refocused his research on integrated high throughput approaches and is now developing comprehensive transcriptome, proteome, and metabonome networks during development and differentiation in Trypanosoma cruzi. The CSBC is a new research think tank of VCU Life Sciences that is centered on genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics based discovery science and systems biology. The CSBC has focused on development of infrastructure for genomic, proteomic, bioinformatics, and pharmacogenomic research at VCU, and has participated in expanding the Nucleic Acids Research Facilities, the Mass Spectroscopy Resource for Biocomplexity, and the Structural Biology and Pharmacogenomics Core. The CSBC has established the new Bioinformatics Computational Core Labs and the Genetic Analysis and Molecular Interaction Core. Dr. Buck's vision for the CSBC is that it will attract and encourage investigators using global, interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of problems of biological and biomedical importance.