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Dr. Mitrea holds a PhD in Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics from Wayne State University. Prior to graduate school, she gained over four years of industry experience in software development working with several companies across Europe. Her graduate work involved developing novel bioinformatics algorithms for pathway analysis, meta-analysis and data-integration for the study of complex disease mechanisms under the supervision of Dr. Draghici. She also worked in Dr. Bollig-Fischer's molecular oncology lab where she collaborated on several research projects and helped lab members use basic programming in their data analysis. During her graduate years, she was involved in teaching undergraduate Computer Science classes as well as Bioinformatics graduate-level classes that were taken by students pursuing different majors in Engineering or Medical School. After completing her PhD, she joined the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at University of Michigan. In her position as a Lecturer III, Dr. Mitrea strives to provide students with the software development knowledge and skills needed in their graduate studies and in their future professional careers by presenting fundamental programming structures and techniques as well as the remarkable ways software can help with understanding complex biological data.