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Raquel Dias

Assistant Professor 

  • Teaching Interests
    • BSC 2891 - Python Programming for Biologists
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (TBD)
  • Education
    • 2012 – 2016: University of Florida, FL - PhD in Microbiology and Cell Science: Dissertation topic: Integrating computational, statistical and biochemical approaches to characterize the molecular-functional evolution of proteins.

    • 2010 – 2012: Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil - MSc in Computer Science: Thesis topic: Optimization of tools for metagenomic post processing.

    • 2004 – 2010: Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil - BSc in Biology: Thesis topic: Optimizing the Execution of Statistical Simulations for Human Evolution in Hyper-threaded Multicore Architectures.

  • Description of Research

    The Dias lab develops and applies cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods to examine important research questions across multiple fields of biological sciences and biomedical research.

    Our research interests include: 1) improving interpretability and accuracy of AI models for bioinformaticians, 2) modelling effects of genetic and non-genetic factors on autoimmune and infectious diseases, and 3) developing AI techniques to integrate microbial and host ‘omics’ data for disease prediction and prevention.

  • Publications

Raquel Dias

Contact Information 


Rm. # 1250
Microbiology Building 981