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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