Bioinformatics & Genomics

Concentration Information

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 his/her course guidance and dissertation committees.

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Required Concentration Courses

BMS 898 - Doctoral Research

CS 823 - Introduction to Bioinformatics

Two graded seminars to be determined with consultation of the Concentration Coordinator.

Students select two of the following courses:

BDA 640 - Genomic Data Science

BIOL 801 - Practical Computing for Biology

BIOL 803 - Advanced Genomics Data Analysis

CHEM 881 - Protein Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

CS 895 - Topics in Computer Science

MDTS 820 - Genomic Databases: Content, Curation, and Application to Biomedical Research

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