Michael Terribilini

Assistant Professor of Biology
McMichael Science Building 124D
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
mterribilini@elon.edu (336) 278-6287


Ph.D. Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University

Major: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Dissertation Title: "Computational Analysis and Prediction of Protein-RNA Interactions"

B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Davis

Employment History

Elon University (2009 – present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Iowa State University (2003-2009)


Graduate Research Assistant

Novozymes Biotech, Inc. (2000-2001)

Research Assistant, Protein Chemistry

University of California, Davis (1998-2000)

Post Graduate Researcher

Courses Taught

Bio 101            Topics in General Biology 

Bio 105            Personalized Medicine

Bio 112            Introductory Population Biology

Bio 113            Introductory Cell Biology Lab

Bio 245            Principles of Genetics

Bio 246            Principles of Genetics Lab

Bio 261            Introductory Seminar

Bio 445            Advanced Genetics

GST 110           The Global Experience

Elon 101


Walia, R.R., Caragea, C., Lewis, B.A., Towfic, F., Terribilini, M., El-Manzalaway, Y., Dobbs, D., and Honavar, V. Protein-RNA interface residue prediction using machine learning: an assessment of the state of the art. BMC Bioinformatics. 2012. 13:89

Lewis, B.A., Walia, R.R., Terribilini, M., Ferguson, J., Zheng, C., Honavar, V., Dobbs, D. PRIDB: A Protein-RNA Interface Database. Nucleic Acids Research. 2011. D277-282.

Lee, J.H., Hamilton, M., Gleeson, C., Caragea, C., Zaback, P., Sander, J.D., Li, X., Wu, F., Terribilini, M., Honavar, V., Dobbs, D.,  Striking Similarities in Diverse Telomerase Proteins Revealed by Combining Structure Prediction and Machine Learning Approaches.  Pac Symp Biocomput.  2008.  13:501-512

Langston, J., Blinkovsky, A., Byun, T., Terribilini, M., Ransbarger, D., Xu, F., Substrate Specificity of Streptomyces Transglutaminases.  Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.  2006. 136:291-308

Terribilini, M., Sander, J., Lee, J.H., Zaback, P., Jernigan, R., Honavar, V., Dobbs, D.,  RNABindR: A Server for Analyzing and Predicting RNA Binding Sites in Proteins. Nucleic Acids Research. 2007. 35: W578-584

Terribilini, M., Lee, J.H., Yan, C., Jernigan, R., Carpenter, S., Honavar, V., Dobbs, D.,

Identifying Interaction Sites in "Recalcitrant" Proteins: Predicted Protein and RNA Binding Sites in Rev Proteins of HIV-1 and EIAV Agree with Experimental Data.

Pac Symp Biocomput. 2006. 415-426

Terribilini, M., Lee, J.H., Yan, C., Jernigan, R., Honavar, V., Dobbs, D.,  Prediction of RNA-Binding Sites in Proteins Based on Amino Acid Sequence. RNA. 2006. 12: 1450-1462

Yan, C., Terribilini, M., Wu, F., Jernigan, RL., Dobbs, D., Honavar, V., Predicting DNA-Binding Sites of Proteins from Amino Acid Sequence, BMC Bioinformatics. 2006. 7:262

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