Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field combining computer science, mathematics, and engineering to study biological data.  The focus is on developing methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data.


  • Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor's degree in a variety of fields and Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering

Research Areas

  • Bioinformatic tool development
  • Biological database development
  • Analysis and mining of large-scale biological databases
  • DNA-level sequence analysis
  • Molecular evolution

Faculty and Research Areas

  • Dr. John Karro: Tool development, sequence analysis, molecular evolution
  • Dr. Chun Liang: Tool development, database development, data analysis and data mining
  • Dr. Iddo Friedberg: Protein function prediction, metagenomics, structural bioinformatics, molecular evolution, biological databases

Research Funding

For More Information

Please contact Dr. John Karro, karroje (at), for more information.