Anthony Fodor

Anthony Fodor

Bioinformatics Fodor Lab
Bioinformatics 361

Presonal Webpage: Degree Institution: University Of Washington
Degree: Ph.D.
Year Graduated: 1998 About:

Anthony Fodor’s lab focuses on the application of analytical techniques to the enormous data sets of modern biology. In addition to participating in numerous studies that have linked the state of the human microbial community to health and disease, he was a member of the data analysis team analyzing 16S rRNA data generated from the Human Microbiome Project and, more recently, the Microbiome Quality Control Project. His research interests include algorithm development and pipeline automation in the service of establishing robust techniques for reproducible meta-analyses. He holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Washington. He is a Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he has been since 2005.


  • Hamp TJ, Jones WJ, Fodor AA. The effects of experimental choices and analysis noise on surveys of the rare biosphere. Appl Environ Microbiol 2009. Early access ahead of publication.
  • Sanapareddy N, Hamp TJ, Gonzalez LC, Hilger HA, Fodor AA, Clinton SM. Molecular diversity of a North Carolina wastewater treatment plant as revealed by pyrosequencing. Appl Environ Microbiol 2009,75:1688-1696.
  • Fodor AA and Aldrich RW. Convergent Evolution of Alternative Splices at Domain Boundaries of the BK Channel. Annual Review of Physiology. Vol. 71: 19-36 (Volume publication date March 2009)
  • Reid RW, Fodor AA. Determining gene expression on a single pair of microarrays. BMC Bioinformatics 2008,9:489.
  • Gharaibeh RZ, Fodor AA, Gibas CJ. Background correction using dinucleotide affinities improves the performance of GCRMA. BMC Bioinformatics 2008,9:452.
  • Fodor AA, Tickle TL and Richardson C., Towards the uniform distribution of null p-values on Affymetrix microarrays. Genome Biol. 2007; 8(5): R69
  • Gharaibeh RZ, Fodor AA, Gibas CJ. Using probe secondary structure information to enhance Affymetrix GeneChip background estimates, Comput Biol Chem. 2007 Apr;31(2):92-8. Epub 2007 Feb 20.
  • Pyott SJ, Meredith AL, Fodor AA, V__zquez AE, Yamoah E.N., Aldrich R.W., Cochlear Function in Mice Lacking the BK Channel {alpha}, beta1, or beta4 Subunits, J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 282, Issue 5, 3312-3324, February 2, 2007
  • Meredith AL, Wiler SW, Miller BH, Takahashi JS, Fodor AA, Ruby NF, Aldrich RW, BK calcium-activated potassium channels regulate circadian behavioral rhythms and pacemaker output, Nature Neuroscience, 9, 1041-1049, 2006
  • Fodor A.A., Aldrich R.W. Statistical Limits to the Identification of Ion Channel Domains by Sequence Similarity. JGP 127(6), 755-766, 2006
  • Fodor A.A., Aldrich RW. Influence of conservation on calculations of amino acid covariance in multiple sequence alignments. Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics. 2004 Aug 1;56(2):211-21.
  • Dekker JP, Fodor A.A., Aldrich RW, Yellen G. A perturbation-based method for calculating explicit likelihood of evolutionary co-variance in multiple sequence alignments. Bioinformatics. 2004 Jul 10;20(10):1565-72.
  • Fodor A.A., Aldrich RW. On evolutionary conservation of thermodynamic coupling in proteins. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2004 Apr 30;279(18):19046-50.