Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Developing Innovative Computational Methods and Tools to Advance Biomedical Research

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds in four graduate programs and offer many research opportunities.

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The study of computational medicine and bioinformatics prepares students for careers in biomedical research in academia or in industry. We pursue world-class interdisciplinary research and teach how to develop and apply leading-edge computational methods and tools.

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Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Room 2017, Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218
Phone: 734-615-6553
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Four degree programs give our trainees a strong foundation for a career in academia or industry.


Our computational and bioinformatic research is innovative, collaborative and cross-disciplinary.


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Data science impacts society and we respond to this responsibility.


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Our interdisciplinary center is the home of innovative research and cross-campus collaboration. Here, experts from across schools and departments work together to advance biomedical knowledge and its therapeutic applications.

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    Our department offers four degrees: PhD, Master's, Accelerated Master's and Dual Degree. It is supported in part by two NIH Training Grants.

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    DCMB Annual Retreat
    A two-day retreat of talks, activities, and workshops!
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    DCMB Graduate Student Marissa Dolorfino receives a four-year fellowship from DOE
    Marissa Dolorfino, a Bioinformatics Graduate Program trainee mentored by professor Matthew O’Meara, DCMB, and Terra Sztain-Pedone, College of Pharmacy, was awarded a 4-year Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).
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    The Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA): Industry Advisory Board meeting and project funding awards announcement
    The Center for Data-Driven Drug Development and Treatment Assessment (DATA) held a two-day meeting of its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) on May 16–17, 2024, at the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The goals for the meeting were for the Center’s IAB to award DATA’s 2024–25 research grants, to discuss how the Center can respond to the current trends and industry needs in the areas of AI for drug design and treatment assessment, and to showcase the young scientists trained at the U-M in this field.
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    Five DCMB faculty are promoted, congratulations!
    Five DCMB faculty were promoted. They are Yuanfang Guan, Ph.D., Jie Liu, Ph.D., Ryan Mills, Ph.D., Stephen C.J. Parker, Ph.D., and Arvind Rao, Ph.D. Congratulations!
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    A study led by University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center researchers identifies novel biomarkers in renal cell carcinomas.
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    U-M Girls Who Code (GWC) received a Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grant to promote "Strengthening Community Partnerships."
    This DEI grant will support the Girls Who Code Summer Camp in greater Detroit.
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