• 99% graduate job placement in Bioinformatics

  • Revolutionary science in over 30 faculty labs

  • The interdisciplinary Bioinformatics PhD program spans six academic units

  • Two degree options: PhD or Professional Master's program

  • First Bioinformatics graduate program in the country


The mission of the Georgia Tech Bioinformatics Graduate Program is to educate and prepare students to reach the forefront of leadership in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, and to integrate research and education on the use of information technologies in biology and medicine. The program includes an interdisciplinary doctoral (PhD) program spanning a variety of academic departments at Georgia Tech and a Professional Science Masters (MS) program that prepares students for careers in Bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics Program Research Areas




Georgia Tech researcher named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 List

Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.

Project consists of three centers, including the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Tech.

Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.

Student News

On May 7, 2018, Cai Huang successfully defended his PhD thesis, “k-mer based data structures and heuristics for microbes and cancer.”

On March 14, 2018, Will Overholt successfully defended his PhD Thesis: "The response of marine benthic microbial populations to the Deepwater...

Calvin Runnels, advisee of Bioinformatics professor Loren Williams, studies the origins of life.

Lu Wang, PhD Bioinformatics, successfully defended her thesis on November 6, 2017.