College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Hany Alashwal, Ph.D.

  • Research Assistant Professor / Coordinator, RI-INBRE Bioinformatics Core
  • Office: 495K
  • Phone: 401.874.9862
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  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


After undergraduate study in Math and Computer Science at the University of Cairo in Egypt, Dr. Hany Alashwal worked at Yemen’s Ibb University for one year before pursuing a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor – Malaysia. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island – USA for three years and later appointed by the college as Assistant Professor and Bioinformatics Core coordinator. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he also worked as an Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School for Information Services.


Dr. Alashwal’s research interests focus on gene expression data analysis and bioinformatics applications in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Research interests include gene expression data analysis, genome wide methylation studies, machine learning applications in bioinformatics, and biological sequence analysis. In addition, Dr. Alashwal provides expert consultation and training workshops to RI-INBRE participants and to the Rhode Island biomedical research community.


Postdoctoral, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 2009

Ph.D., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, 2007

M.Sc., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, 2003

B.Sc., University of Cairo, Egypt, 1998


Alashwal H, Dosunmu R, Zawia NH. (2012) Integration of genome-wide expression and methylation data: relevance to aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurotoxicology. 33(6):1450-3.

Dosunmu R, Alashwal H, Zawia NH. (2012) Genome-wide expression and methylation profiling in the aged rodent brain due to early-life Pb exposure and its relevance to aging. Mech Ageing Dev. 2012 Jun;133(6):435-43.

Hany Alashwal, Safaai Deris, Razib M. Othman. A Bayesian Kernel for the Prediction of Protein – Protein Interactions. In the International Journal of Computational Intelligence, Vol. 5, Number 2, pp:119-124, 2009.

Hany Alashwal, Safaai Deris and M. Razib Othman. One-Class Support Vector Machines for Protein-Protein Interactions Prediction. In the International Journal of Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 1, Number 2, pp:120-127, 2006.

Hany Alashwal, Safaai Deris and M. Razib Othman. Comparison of Domain and Hydrophobicity Features for the Prediction of Protein-Protein Interactions using Support Vector Machines In the International Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 3, Number 1, pp:18-24, 2006.

Nazar Zaki, Safaai Deris and Hany Alashwal. Protein-Protein Interaction Detection Based on Substring Sensitivity Measure. In the International Journal of Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 1, Number 2, pp:148-154, 2006.

Razib M. Othman, Safaai Deris, Rosli M. Illias, Hany Alashwal, Rohayanti Hassan, and Farhan Mohamed. Incorporating Semantic Similarity Measure in Genetic Algorithm: An Approach for Searching the Gene Ontology Terms. In the International Journal of Computational Intelligence, Vol.3, Number 3, pp:257-266, 2006.

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