Roman is a Ph.D. candidate in Computational and Systems Biology, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, and the 2013 Lockheed Martin CBSE Scholar. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Biophysics from The Ohio State University.
Roman is studying the structural determinants and evolution of binding specificities of SH2 domains, and the role selective binding by SH2 domains plays in cellular signaling networks. His research combines molecular modeling, molecular phylogenetic inference, and experimental approaches. In the past Roman worked on machine learning approaches to analysis of high-throughput biological data, on kinetic modeling of transcriptional networks, and on molecular modeling of protein unfolding and aggregation.