Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

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Robin Gutell

Computational Life Sciences and Biology
Texas A and M University
United States of America


Gutell received his Ph.D. from University of California-Santa Cruz in molecular biology. After a post-doc, he worked in several biotechnology companies, including Gen-Probe and Cangene. His research group uses computational biology and bioinformatics to study: RNA secondary and tertiary structure prediction with comparative sequence analysis; relationships between RNA sequences and their higher-order structures; RNA folding; and, RNA structure-based phylogenetic analysis.

Research Interest

Computational Biology, Comparative Analysis of RNA, RNA Structure, Predicting RNA Structure


  • Lee JC, Gutell RR. A comparison of the crystal structures of eukaryotic and bacterial SSU ribosomal RNAs reveals common structural features in the hypervariable regions. PloS one. 2012 May 31;7(5):e38203.

  • Maddison DR, Moore W, Baker MD, Ellis TM, Ober KA, Cannone JJ, Gutell RR. Monophyly of terrestrial adephagan beetles as indicated by three nuclear genes (Coleoptera: Carabidae and Trachypachidae). Zoologica Scripta. 2009 Jan 1;38(1):43-62.

  • Gutell RR, Cannone JJ, Konings D, Gautheret D. Predicting U-turns in ribosomal RNA with comparative sequence analysis. Journal of molecular biology. 2000 Jul 21;300(4):791-803.

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