Translational Bioinformatics Application Track
teaches students how to apply bioinformatics and genetics analyses to solve translational problems arising from biological data. Students are introduced to bioinformatics and statistical genetics and gain hands-on experience with tools and data. Students must demonstrate competency in
understanding basic genetics and nature of different types of genetic and phenotypic data,
design and implementation of algorithms to solve problems in genomic analysis, precision medicine, and translational research,
integration of computational genomics findings and statistical genetics analyses with medicine (translation) via clinical decision support, database design, and human factors.
Trainees specialize in large-scale genomic analysis, precision medicine, or translational research.
BMI 6111 - Research Design I
BMI 6120 - Terminologies and standards
Systems & Process Modeling
BMI 6019 - Bioinformatics in Practice:RNA
BMI 6060 - Applied Computational Genomics
HGEN 6421 - Genetics & Complex Disease
BIOEN 6670 - Signal Processing
MDCRC 6010 - Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology
BIOL 6420 - Genetics and Genomes
Sign up for at least one practicum to gain hands-on experience and work with a team on a project. Students are encouraged to develop a practicum with a faculty member for a semester, including faculty members outside of DBMI.
DBMI: Samir Abdelrahman; Karen Eilbeck; Julio Facelli; Aaron Quinlan, DBMI & Human Genetics.
Non-DBMI: Laura Heermann-Langford, Intermountain, NI; Rachel Hess, Population Health Sciences.
PhD Application Deadlines
It is advantageous to submit your application as soon as possible. We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2022.