User:Marty Brandon

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Marty Brandon

I work at the Center for Molecular & Mitochondrial Medicine & Genetics.


  • 2008, PhD - Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
  • 2002, MS - Bioinformatics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1998, MS - Molecular Biology, Georgia State University
  • 1990, BS - Finance, Texas A & M at Corpus Christi


Research interests

  1. Online bioinformatics tools
  2. Mitochondrial DNA analysis
  3. Semantic web
  4. Evolutinary biology
  5. Neuroinformatics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  6. Science education and advocacy


  1. Brandon M, Baldi P, and Wallace DC. Mitochondrial mutations in cancer. Oncogene. 2006 Aug 7;25(34):4647-62. DOI:10.1038/sj.onc.1209607 | PubMed ID:16892079 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Brandon MC, Lott MT, Nguyen KC, Spolim S, Navathe SB, Baldi P, and Wallace DC. MITOMAP: a human mitochondrial genome database--2004 update. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33(Database issue):D611-3. DOI:10.1093/nar/gki079 | PubMed ID:15608272 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Brandon MC, Ruiz-Pesini E, Mishmar D, Procaccio V, Lott MT, Nguyen KC, Spolim S, Patil U, Baldi P, and Wallace DC. MITOMASTER: a bioinformatics tool for the analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Hum Mutat. 2009 Jan;30(1):1-6. DOI:10.1002/humu.20801 | PubMed ID:18566966 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Mishmar D, Ruiz-Pesini E, Brandon M, and Wallace DC. Mitochondrial DNA-like sequences in the nucleus (NUMTs): insights into our African origins and the mechanism of foreign DNA integration. Hum Mutat. 2004 Feb;23(2):125-133. DOI:10.1002/humu.10304 | PubMed ID:14722916 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Mishmar D, Ruiz-Pesini E, Golik P, Macaulay V, Clark AG, Hosseini S, Brandon M, Easley K, Chen E, Brown MD, Sukernik RI, Olckers A, and Wallace DC. Natural selection shaped regional mtDNA variation in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Jan 7;100(1):171-6. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0136972100 | PubMed ID:12509511 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Ruiz-Pesini E, Lott MT, Procaccio V, Poole JC, Brandon MC, Mishmar D, Yi C, Kreuziger J, Baldi P, and Wallace DC. An enhanced MITOMAP with a global mtDNA mutational phylogeny. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan;35(Database issue):D823-8. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkl927 | PubMed ID:17178747 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Ruiz-Pesini E, Mishmar D, Brandon M, Procaccio V, and Wallace DC. Effects of purifying and adaptive selection on regional variation in human mtDNA. Science. 2004 Jan 9;303(5655):223-6. DOI:10.1126/science.1088434 | PubMed ID:14716012 | HubMed [Paper7]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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