Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Nationally respected for our interdisciplinary research and training programs, we strive to create novel informatics- and computationally-based methods, tools, and algorithms for basic biomedical, translational, and clinical research. Our 36 primary and joint faculty members carry out research in the following areas:
- Genomics, regulatory genomics and epigenomics
- Protein structure, proteomics, and alternative splicing
- Multi-“omics” integrative bioinformatics
- Systems biology and networks analysis
- Biomedical data science, translational bioinformatics, and pharmacogenomics
- Methodological development in Computational Biology
- Applications to complex genetic diseases (psychiatric disorders, cancer, etc.)
- 4D Nucleome
Our students build a solid foundation through course works in mathematical tools in biology, signal and image analysis, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Machine Learning, and Clinical Informatics.
With three NIH Training Grants, we offer three degree programs (Ph.D., Master’s and Accelerated Master’s) fit various career goals of our students. Students can work with research mentors all over the University of Michigan campuses, benefiting from the collaborative culture and the vast variety of ongoing research. Our current students (~50 in the Ph.D. program and ~20 in Master’s programs) work in the labs in the Medical School, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.