Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
The study of bioinformatics and computational biology in the School of Biology includes the areas of development of new computational methods for studying organization and evolution of genes and genomes, computational approaches to macromolecular structure and dynamics, comparative evolutionary genomics, and prediction and analysis of structure.
The School of Biology at Georgia Tech proposed and established a professional Master of Science in Bioinformatics degree program in 1999-the first of its kind in the United States. The interdisciplinary program consists of unique combination of courses. The graduates are taught with the equal strength to several scientific disciplines and are prepared for further successful work in industry or academy.
Georgia Tech is now broadening its scope to include a formal PHD program in bioinformatics and computational biology. To further strengthen teaching and research collaborations between the faculty and participating in this program, the Georgia Tech Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has been recently formed. Seminars, symposia, meetings and events also include participating faculty from Emory University and University of Georgia.
Faculty members in this area of research include:
- Mark Borodovsky, Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics Regents’ Professor
- Leonid Bunimovich, Regents’ Professor of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
- Jung Choi, Associate Professor; Faculty Program Director, Director of Bioinformatics Masters Degree Program
- Eric Gaucher, Associate Professor
- Gregory Gibson, Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics
- Stephen Harvey, Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Structural Biology
- King Jordan, Associate Professor
- Joel Kostka, Professor
- John McDonald, Professor, Associate Dean for Biology Program Development, CSO Ovarian Cancer Institute
- Patrick McGrath, Assistant Professor
- Jeffrey Skolnick, Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Systems Biology; GRA Eminent Scholar
- Frank Stewart, Assistant Professor
- Fredrik Vannberg, Assistant Professor
- Eberhard Voit, Professor and David D. Flanagan Chair in Biological Systems, Georgia Tech
- Joshua Weitz, Associate Professor
- Soojin Yi, Associate Professor