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The Liberles Group currently receives external funding/support from NSF (Advances in Biological Informatics and Genetic Mechanisms) and as co-PI from the Australian Research Council.


Following a Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology (1997, working under the supervision of Prof. Peter Dervan) and Postdoctoral Research at University of Florida (1997-1999, working under the supervision of Prof. Steven Benner), he was successively affiliated with Stockholm University (Sweden) (2000-2002), University of Bergen (Norway) (2002-2005), and University of Wyoming (2005-2014) before moving to Temple. In 2014, he was invited as a Visiting Fellow at the Safra Center for Bioinformatics at Tel Aviv University (Israel), following extended visits to the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (UCLA) in 2011, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in 2012 (as an Erskine Fellow), and University of Tasmania (Australia) in 2013, where he maintains an active research collaboration funded by the Australian Research Council. He currently also serves on the Editor’s Advisory Group for BioMed Central. He is a member of Faculty of 1000 (in computational genomics and genetic analysis), is Section Editor at BMC Evolutionary Biology, is an Associate Editor for Journal of Molecular Evolution, and is an Editorial Board Member for Biological Procedures Online. Lastly, he served as an elected member of the council for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution for a three year term between 2014 and 2016.

David Liberles was born in New York City, attended Teaneck (NJ) High School, and was an undergraduate at Oberlin College.

At Temple University, David Liberles has affiliations with the Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics (CCGG), the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (IGEM), the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, and the Institute for Computational Molecular Science.