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Zarema Arbieva


Genomics Research Core


Building & Room:

College of Medicine West Tower, Room A302


835 S. Wolcott Ave

Office Phone:

(312) 355-1608


Zarema Arbieva graduated from Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) with a MS in Biochemistry and a PhD in Virology. After coming to the USA she joined Carol Wetsbrook’s lab at the University of Chicago and started building expertise in genomics research starting with her initial work mapping and cloning tumor suppressor genes in breast, colon, and prostate malignancies. Subsequently, the lab moved to UIC and served as a base for forming what is currently the UIC Core Genomics Facility, which she has headed since 1998. Zarema has a broad background in biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and bioinformatics. She carried out many studies on molecular profiling of complex human disease including hematological cancers, breast cancer, melanoma, wound healing abnormalities, and periodontal disease. As a co-investigator on several university- and NIH-funded grants, she performed the groundwork in these studies with a special interest in advanced data annotation, construction of gene regulatory networks, and statistical analysis of transcriptional, sequencing and genotyping data.