A special feature of our graduate programs is the close collaboration among participating Departments across Colleges along with representatives from major regional companies and institutions. This collaboration includes two specific committees – the Bioinformatics Steering Committee and the Bioinformatics Industrial Advisory Board.

BINF Steering Committee

The BINF Steering Committee consists of two subcommittees. The Program Subcommittee, with expertise in areas ranging from genomics and systems biology to biostatistics and high performance computing, meets periodically to review and discuss all aspects of the program development. The Admissions Subcommittee reviews all applications to the graduate programs and provides recommendations related to admission to these programs. The participating departments at the university have worked together to develop and offer courses for our graduate programs. (Core Courses, Affiliated Faculty, BINF-PSM, BICB-MS, BINF-Cert, and BINF-PhD).

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MemberCollegeDepartmentProgram SubcommitteeAdmissions Subcommittee
Brian, BahnsonArts and SciencesChemistry and Biochemistry
Adam , DaveyHealth SciencesBehavioral Health and Nutrition
Toby, DriscollArts and SciencesMathematical Sciences
Melinda, DuncanArts and SciencesBiological Sciences (BISC)
Pamela, GreenAgriculture and Natural Resources
Earth, Ocean and Environment
Plant and Soil Sciences
School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP)
Thomas, HansonEarth, Ocean and EnvironmentSchool of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP)
Salil, LachkeArts and SciencesBiological Sciences (BISC)
Kelvin, LeeEngineeringChemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Li, LiaoEngineeringComputer and Information Sciences (CIS)
Shawn, PolsonEngineeringComputer and Information Sciences (CIS)
Carl, SchmidtAgriculture and Natural ResourcesAnimal and Food Sciences
Hagit, ShatkayEngineeringComputer and Information Sciences (CIS)
Abhyudai, SinghEngineering Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eric, WommackAgricultural and Natural ResourcesPlant and Soil Sciences (PLSC)
School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP)
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Cathy, Wu (Chair)EngineeringArts and SciencesComputer and Information Sciences (CIS)
Biological Sciences (BISC)

Bioinformatics Industrial Advisory Board

A Bioinformatics Industry Advisory Board was established in July 2009 to advise the development of the Master’s program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology from industry perspectives. The Board consists of representatives from major regional companies and institutions who have committed to host Internships:

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Tim BunnellDirector, Center for Pediatric Auditory & Speech Sciences; Director, Bioinformatics CoreduPont Hospital for Childrennemours logo
Anastasia ChristiansonDirector of Discovery Medicine InformaticsAstraZenecaAstraZeneca Logo
Phil CoxChief ScientistNoramco, Incnoramco
George FoutrakisAssociate, GORE Medical ProductsW.L. Gorew.l. gore
Greg HollisVP, Applied Technology GroupIncyteincyte
Adam MarshChief Science Officer and Co-FounderGenProgenpro
William WeintraubJohn H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology; Director, Christiana Center for Outcomes ResearchChristiana Carechristiancare-logo
Ian WrightHead of Global Assay DevelopmentSiemens Healthcare Diagnosticssiemens