Eliot C. Bush

Associate Professor of Biology

F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 1240
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Schedule/calendar (viewable with g.hmc.edu account)

Education and professional experience

  • A.B., Harvard University
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago


Research Interests

Professor Bush’s research group uses computational approaches to study evolution. This includes some more traditional computational biology projects, developing algorithms to analyze sequence data. And some more theoretical projects that involve modeling both molecular processes and evolution. Additional information can be found at their lab web site.

Selected Publications

Bush EC, *Clark AE, *DeRanek CA, *Eng A, *Forman J, *Heath K, *Lee AB, Stoebel DM, *Wang Z, *Wilber M, *Wu H. xenoGI: reconstructing the history of genomic island insertions in clades of closely related bacteria. 2017. (bioRxiv preprint)

*Wong GT, Bonocora RP, *Schep AN, *Beeler SM, Fong AJ, *Shull LM, Batachari LE, *Dillon M, Evans C, *Becker CJ, Bush EC, Hardin J, Wade JT, and Stoebel DM. Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response to Varying RpoS Levels in Escherichia coli K-12. J Bacteriol. 199:e00755-16. 2017.

Libeskind-Hadas R, and Bush E. Computing for Biologists: Python Programming and Principles. Cambridge University Press. 2014.

Drewell, RA, Bush EC, Remnant EJ, *Wong GT, *Beeler SM, *Stringham JL, Lim J, Gouldie F, and Oldroyd BP. The dynamic DNA methylation cycle from egg to sperm in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Development. 141(13):2702-11. 2014.

*Beeler, SM, *Wong GT, Zheng JM, Bush EC, Remnant EJ, Oldroyd BP, and Drewell RA. Whole Genome DNA Methylation Profile of the Jewel Wasp (Nasonia vitripennis). G3: Genes Genomes Genetics, g3-113. 2013.

Bush EC, Clark AE*, DeBoever CM*, Haynes LE*, Hussain S*, Ma S*, McDermott MM*, Novak AM*, Wentworth JS*. (2012) Modeling the Role of Negative Cooperativity in Metabolic Regulation and Homeostasis. PLoS ONE7(11): e48920. (article)

Nevarez PA*, DeBoever CM*, Freeland B*J, Quitt MA* & Bush EC. Context dependent substitution biases vary within the human genome. BMC Bioinformatics11(462), 2010. (article)

* undergraduate author