The Bioinformatics and Genomics Concentration provides cutting-edge training in the field of computational biology to study important and fundamental questions in the Biomedical Sciences. Research areas explored by the faculty members include, but are not limited to: genomic and protein evolution, comparative genomics, protein structure and folding, DNA sequence assembly and annotation, and molecular images. In select research labs, computational studies may include conducting complimentary wet-lab experiments.
Students are encouraged to integrate computational skills gained from this concentration in their PhD research. The advanced coursework in bioinformatics and genomics and the research program will be specifically tailored to each student, in consultation with the student and their course guidance and dissertation committees.