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Mihaela Pertea, M.S., M.S.E., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

Research Interests

Computational gene finding; Splice site prediction; Sequence motif finding


Dr. Mihaela Pertea is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. She studies computational gene finding, splice site prediction and sequence motif finding.  

Dr. Pertea holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bucharest. She earned a master of science in engineering degree and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty.


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    • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2001
    • M.S.E., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1998, Computer Science
    • M.S., University of Bucharest, 1995, Computer Science
    • B.S., University of Bucharest, 1995, Psychology
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Detection of lineage-specific evolutionary changes among primate species., Pertea, M., Pertea Geo, and Salzberg S. L., BMC Bioinformatics, 2011, Volume 12, p.274, (2011)
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    Between a chicken and a grape: estimating the number of human genes., Pertea, M., and Salzberg S. L., Genome Biol, 2010, Volume 11, Issue 5, p.206, (2010)
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    Do-it-yourself genetic testing., Salzberg, S. L., and Pertea M., Genome Biol, 2010, Volume 11, Issue 10, p.404, (2010)
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    McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    733 N Broadway, MRB 455
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    Phone: 443-287-0972

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