About DCMB
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Advancing Computational Methods & Tools for Medical Breakthroughs

We lead data science research to accelerate basic and translational biomedical research.

DCMB Vision

The Vision of the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) is to advance the understanding of biological mechanisms and to accelerate biomedical discovery and translational research. Learn more about DCMB Research.

DCMB supports biomedical science through the development of powerful computational and biomedical data science methods, including novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) approaches.

DCMB trains and mentors the next generation of innovators and leaders in this field, in an interdisciplinary research culture where everyone is valued.

 

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Bioinformatics Graduate Programs

In DCMB’ Bioinformatics Graduate Program (BGP), we train the next generation of innovators and leaders in this field. We offer well established PhD and MS training programs that are tailored to each trainees’ interests and goals. We constantly review our curriculum to offer courses in leading-edge knowledge and expertise.

Our students can benefit from two NIH T32 pre-doctoral training grants: The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Program (BIDS-TP; NIGMS) and the Proteogenomics in Cancers Training Program (NCI).

The Bioinformatics Program has graduated over 140 PhD students and 233 Master’s students. These alumni are now leading researchers in organizations such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic, Ambry Genetics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Microsoft and Google. On the academic professional path, they are at Vanderbilt University, the National University of Singapore, John’s Hopkins University, and, of course, the University of Michigan.

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Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
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Brian Athey, Gilbert Omenn, and Holden Thorp (Editor-in-Chief, Science Journals)

The Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) provides a foundation for developing new and innovative research directions by combining expertise across schools, departments, and areas of research. 

The Center gathers over 130 faculty members from a variety of disciplines including bioinformatics, biomedical data science, and translational precision health informatics. These faculty are available to mentor our trainees to develop their career in research. 

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DCMB FACULTY

DCMB faculty are passionate contributors to the field, and national leaders in their sub-disciplines, with diverse experience spanning the bioinformatics and clinical research continuum.

LEADERSHIP

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DEI

We aim to create a more inclusive environment that supports equitable education, and to recruit a diverse faculty and student body.

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Message from the Chair

The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) has the vision, programs, facilities, faculty, and top-notch students to transform lives and push the boundaries of science. The U-M and Ann Arbor are unique and special, making DCMB the place to be!

Brian Athey, PhD
Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor & Chair, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Professor of Psychiatry
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DCMB Leadership Team
Brian Athey Brian D Athey, PhD
Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor
Chair, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Psychiatry
Gilber Omenn Gilbert S Omenn, MD, PhD
Harold T Shapiro Distinguished University Professor of Medicine
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Jun Li Jun Li, PhD
Associate Chair
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
headshot of Alla Karnovsky Alla Karnovsky, PhD
Program Director, Bioinformatics Master's Program
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Margit Burmesiter Margit Burmeister, PhD
Associate Chair, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Program Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Psychiatry
Research Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Program Associate, Wellness Office
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Maureen Sartor Maureen Sartor, PhD
Program Associate
Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Biostatistics
headshot of Mary Freer Mary Freer
Chief Department Administrator