Daniel Lobo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His research in computational systems biology aims to understand, control, and design the dynamic regulatory mechanisms governing complex biological processes. To this end, his group develops new computational methods, ontologies, and high-performance in silico experiments to automate the reverse-engineering of quantitative models from biological data and the design of regulatory networks for specific functions. They seek to discover the mechanisms of development and regeneration, find therapies for cancer and other diseases, and streamline the application of systems and synthetic biology. His work has received widespread media coverage including Wired, TechRadar, and Popular Mechanics.

Academic & Professional Positions

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (affiliate)
University of Maryland Graduate School (associate)
August, 2015 – Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tufts University
Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, Dept. of Biology
Advisor: Prof. Michael Levin
April, 2011 – July, 2015

Research Assistant
University of Malaga
Research Group in Biomimetics, Dept. of Computer Science
Advisor: Prof. Francisco J. Vico
October, 2005 – March, 2011

Visiting Research Scholar
Otto-Von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Research Group in Theoretical Computer Science, Dept. of Computer Science
Advisor: Prof. Jürgen Dassow
October, 2009 – December, 2009

Visiting Research Scholar
Cornell University
Creative Machines Lab, Depts. of Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Hod Lipson
December, 2007 – June, 2008

Software Engineer
Isotrol, Inc.
Control Systems Division
October, 2003 – September, 2005


Postdoc. Developmental, Regenerative, and Cancer Biology
Tufts University, 2015

Ph.D. Computer Science
University of Malaga, 2010

M.S. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
University of Malaga, 2007

B.S. Computer Science and Computer Engineering
University of Seville, 2005