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Brandon Barker
Computational Scientist

Brandon E. Barker

Brandon joined the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing in 2014 as a member of the the Consulting Group. Previously, Brandon completed his doctoral research on method development in metabolic modelling and applications of metabolic modelling to genetic interactions at Cornell under the advisement of Zhenglong Gu.

Send email or phone 607.255.3863.

Areas of Research or Expertise

  • Software development
  • Safety-critical programming
  • Parallel computing
  • Systems programming
  • Computational biology
  • Systems biology
  • Linear modelling of metabolic systems


  • Leading a group in software development and research related to integrating mRNA or protein expression data with reaction stoichiometry to infer metabolic fluxes (FALCON).
  • arXiv e-print archive
  • Dairy-farm economics simulation
  • Microarray database management and programming: MADUK was a harmonious fork and installation of SMD (Stanford Microarray Database) at the University of Kentucky.
  • Applied Type System (ATS)

Publications and Presentations

Publication listing on Google Scholar.
Works listing on ORCID.


B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Computational Biology and Medicine, Cornell University

Memberships/Professional Affiliations

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Personal Interests

Reading novels, history, software development, wiki editing, local flora.