Dr. Prokop obtained his PhD from the University of Akron focused on integrative biosciences, performed a postdoctoral fellowship (Howard Jacob Lab) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and was a senior scientist at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. He has been an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University within the Departments of Pediatrics and Human Development in addition to Pharmacology and Toxicology since 2018. The Prokop lab focuses on integrative biosciences for understanding genes and genetic variants, utilizing computational tools to generate testable hypotheses for genomic variants (coding and noncoding) and protein function that are then used to guide wet lab experiments into disease mechanisms and pharmacological intervention. The Prokop lab’s NIH Big Data to Knowledge funded computational tools (BD2K- K01ES025435) focused on data integration to understand biological mechanisms of disease. The groups recent tools applied to Precision Medicine for infections have resolved the Viral Induced Genetics mechanism and the development of the VIStEDD tools, given insights into how viral proteins activate intracellular stress and immune responses.