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Thanks to better diagnostics, therapeutics, and care, the overall cancer mortality rate has plummeted in the past 20 years. But cancer survival…

Salt marshes cover much of the state of Georgia’s coast and perform key "ecosystem services” for people. They clean the water, protect coastlines…

Microorganisms are highly abundant in the surface ocean, reaching densities exceeding a billion organisms per liter. Collectively responsible for…

Six Georgia Tech faculty members were named IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2022. They are Ghassan AlRegib, Bonnie Ferri, Arijit Raychowdhury,…

Cancer chemotherapy has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years with traditional treatments like broad-spectrum cytotoxic agents being…

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2 million federal grant to create tools that…

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to…

Today, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic advancements made by research scientists and engineers are driving more targeted…

The symptoms and side effects of Covid-19 are scattered across a diagnostic spectrum. Some patients are asymptomatic or experience a mild immune…

The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) appointed 12 Georgia Tech faculty members to Regents Professors and Regents…

Facundo Fernandez, professor and associate chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was recently featured in the…

Vibrio cholerae, the pathogenic bacterium that causes cholera, has killed millions worldwide, and is still found in countries where…

Sometimes, cells permanently stop dividing but remain active — you could even say they are undead. Scientists have appropriately nicknamed them “…

Over the last two years, the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) operations and research, and service portfolios have grown…

Two charitable foundations have announced their support of research at the Georgia Institute of Technology that could change the basic…

Meet Srinivas Aluru, executive director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS). 

IDEaS is one of…

For the past six years, multidisciplinary researchers from across the world have been probing northern Minnesota peat bogs in an unprecedented,…

Researchers are already hard at work trying to find fast scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis, which the Department of…

The collaboration between experts at Georgia Institute of Technology and Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) that was launched last year is…

Student News

Congratulations to Bioinformatics PhD student, Alli Gombolay, whose ARCS Scholar Award was renewed for 2021-2022. The ARCS Scholar Awards…

Congratulations to Shashwat Deepali Nagar (PhD) and Ajay Bharadwaj (MS) who were recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at…

Congratulations to Shashwat Deepali Nagar (PhD) and Ajay Bharadwaj (MS) who were recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at…

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Camila…

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Carlos A.…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Ashwath…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Xin Wu…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Petar…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Angela Mo…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Industrial and Systems…
The Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is proud to announce Devika Singh as our winner for the inaugural"Mark Borodovsky Prize in the…
Michelle S. Kim Defends her thesis:Prediction of disease risks across multiple populations using evolutionary genetics Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 2…
Congratulations to Alli Gombolay (PhD), Courtney Astore (MS), Sonali Gupta (MS), and Aaron Pfennig (MS) who were recognized as the 2020 Outstanding…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Aroon T.…
Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Courtney Astore, who was recently selected for a 2020 Healthcare Information and Management…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Ruoyu Tian…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Hector F.…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the College of Computing Hamid Reza…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Emily…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Shashidhar…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Yuanbo (…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Haozheng…
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics in the School of Biological Sciences Evan…
Congratulations to Joshua Lewis (Ph.D.), George Gruenhagen (M.S.), and Prerna Jain (M.S.) who were recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Students in…
Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Alli Gombolay, who was selected for a 2019-20 ARCS Scholar Award Fellowship. Alli is advised by…
In 2019, the Bioinformatics Graduate Program welcomed 31 new MS students (fall) and 8 new PhD (spring and fall) students. In addition, our first…
Bioinformatics doctoral student Alli Gombolay was selected for the 2019 O'Hara Fellowship. This fellowship is presented to top doctoral students in…
Biao Zeng thesis defense: "Blood eQTL detection in structured populations and its application to interpretation of genetic association studies"…
Shengyun Peng Thesis Defense: "Understanding virus-host interactions through single cell and whole genome analysis" Thesis Advisor: Dr. Joshua Weitz…
Thesis defense for Nicholas A. Kovacs:Data Mining the Structure of the Ribosome to Unravel the History of Proteins Committee members: Prof. Loren…
Sarthak Sharma hails from the small city of Meerut, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. After going to school there, he moved to the state of…
We cannot fully understand DNA, its properties, functions and threats without a bioinformatics approach to study it. Researchers at the School of…
On August 17, 2018, Juliana Soto-Giron presented the oral defense of her PhD thesis, entitled,"From Genomes to Metagenomes: Big Data Analysis of…
Congratulations to Yuanbo Wang (PhD) and Sarthak Sharma (MS) who were recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia Tech…
On May 7, 2018, Cai Huang defended his PhD thesis,"k-mer based data structures and heuristics for microbes and cancer." Committee members: Dr.…
Will A. Overholt spent the first 11 years of his life in Kenya, one of the malaria hotspots of the world, rife with mosquitoes. When he was eight he…
On March 14, 2018, Will Overholt successfully defended his PhD Thesis: "The response of marine benthic microbial populations to the Deepwater Horizon…
Transposable Element Polymorphism and Human Genome Regulation Defense Date: Monday, November 6th, 2017 Thesis Advisor: Dr. King Jordan School of…
Congratulations to Shashwat Nagar (MS) and Will Overholt (PhD), who were recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia…
Congratulations to Shashwat Nagar (MS) and Will Overholt (PhD), who were recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia…
Luis Miguel Rodriguez-Rojas graduated with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He came to Georgia Tech with an M.S. in…
Monday, November 7th, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. King Jordan, School of Biological Sciences Committee Members: Dr. John McDonald, School of Biological…
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Thesis Advisor Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Committee Members Dr. Mark…
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. Fredrik Vannberg (School of Biology) Committee Members: Dr. King Jordan (School of Biology) Dr. Srinivas…
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Borodovsky (Schools of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering)…
Juan Gallo, a visiting doctoral student from Colombia, was selected as one of the 10 winners of MIT Technological Reviews Innovators Under 35…
Bioinformatics PhD Student Shiyuyun (Gena) Tang was selected for a $1500 travel award at the Georgia Tech Career, Research, and Innovation…
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are often dysregulated in ovarian cancer. These short non-coding RNA sequences regulate gene expression by repressing specific,…
Gene-fusions are a prevalent class of genetic variants that are often employed as cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. In recent years, high-…
Bioinformatics doctoral student Shiyuyun"Gena" Tang won Best Poster Award at the 2014 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and…
In July 2014, Bioinformatics faculty member, Dr. Gregory Gibson, was awarded a National Research Service Awards Institutional Predoctoral Training…
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 45% of on-duty firefighter fatalities, a high fraction even when compared to the risk of CVD found in other first…