Faculty and Staff Listing

Ilia Binder
Room 3016, Deerfield Hall

Program Advisors
A.J. Bonner
Deerfield Hall, Room 3090
Office Hours: By Appointment

Daniel Zingaro
Deerfield Hall, Room 3078
Christoph Richter
William G. Davis Bldg., Room 3006

Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Program Administrator
Yvette Ye
Room 3012, Deerfield Hall


Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science that combines Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Bioinformatics is the managing of large amounts of biological information generated from research using advanced computational methods/programs.

The Specialist program includes various courses in genetics and molecular biology which will put into context the vast amounts of genomic data and how it is isolated, sequenced and analyzed.  Furthermore, the computer science courses will give you the foundation to write your own computer programs as needed to analyze large amounts of data that would not be able to be done by hand in a timely manner. This program also provides a solid foundation in mathematics and statistics that will also help you to design and analyze experiments.

Bioinformatics is used in research that looks at the genetic make-up of an entire organism.  Some of its many applications are in medicine or biology.

This program is offered through the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences.