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Tamah Fridman

Department of Mathematics


  • Basic Calculus Math 125
  • Programming for statistical and graphical analysis of bio-data LFSC 507, Fall
  • Computational Research Methods in Bioscience BCMB 420, Spring
  • Partial Differential Equations Math 435

Past Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and stability of elliptical galaxies, algorithm development, computational modeling of physical processes, protein structure prediction, molecular kinetics, molecular dynamics, molecular structure, mass spectrometry: database search algorithms, de novo and hybrid methods.


  • Postdoctoral training, PMMB program, DNA structure
  • Ph.D., Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University (1997), elliptical galaxies dynamics and stability.
  • M.S., Applied and Mathematical Physics, Moscow Physics and Technology Institute, molecular and chemical physics, plasma physics, and astrophysics.

Publications, biophysics

Arnold N. D., Fridman T., Day R. M., and Gorin A.A. (2008) Computing P-values for Peptide Identifications in Mass Spectrometry Bioinformatics Research and Applications, Fourth International Symposium, Lecture Notes in Computer Science}, pp 100-109, ISBN 978-3-540-79449-3

Gorin A., Day R.M., Arnold N.D., and Fridman T. (2006) "De Novo algorithms significantly outperform database search in coverage of normal proteins", Proceedings of 54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, p. 107, Seattle, Washington, May 28 - June 1, 2006

Gorin A., Day R.M., Fridman T., and Arnold N.D. (2006) "Estimating informational content of tandm mass-spectrometry data", Protein Science, v 15, Suppl 1, p. 149

Day, R.M., Gorin, A., and Fridman, T. (2006) "De Novo Approach for Finding Post Translational Modifications", Experimental Biology 2006 Late-Breaking Abstracts, San Francisco, CA, April 1-5, 2006

Tema Fridman, Vladimir Protopopescu, Greg Hurst, Andrei Borziak and Andrey G orin, "Optimal construction of theoretical spectra for MS/MS spectra identificat ion", OMICS 2005, Vol.9, No.4, p.380-390

Tema Fridman, Vladimir Protopopescu, Greg Hurst, Andrei Borziak and Andrey G orin, "Generating theoretical spectra for peptide identification", METMBS'05 conference proceedings, Las Vegas June 20-23, 2005, p.180-189

Tema Fridman, Jane Razumovskaya, Nathan Verberkmoes, Greg Hurst, Vladimir Protopopescu and Ying Xu, "The probability distribution for a random match between an experimental - theoretical spectral pair in tandem mass spectrometry", JBCB 2005, Vol.3, No.2, p.455-476

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231 Ayres Hall

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Department of Mathematics
The University of Tennessee
231 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-1320