DCM&B consists of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB), and the Bioinformatics Core (run by the Medical School Administration Biomedical Research Core Facilities group). DCM&B is led by Professor Brian D. Athey, the Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Chair, who is also a Professor of Psychiatry and of Internal Medicine, , Dr. Margit Burmeister, the Associate Chair of Graduate Education and Dr. Jun Li, the Associate Chair for Research. Dr. Athey also serves as Co-Director of the University-wide Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). He also serves as co-founder and Chief Science Officer of the not-for-profit tranSMART Foundation.
The Bioinformatics Graduate Program was established as an interdepartmental program in 1998 at the University of Michigan, and enrolled its first class in 2001. The Bioinformatics Graduate Program is led by co-directors Dr. Margit Burmeister, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics and Dr. Daniel M. Burns Jr., Professor of Mathematics. The program maintains a graduate student body of approximately 45 Ph.D. and Master's students combined.
The U-M Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) is a campus-wide interdisciplinary academic center with over 100 affiliated faculty members. The faculty membership of CCMB has a strong representation from diverse fields such as mathematics, computer science, and statistics, and is complemented by faculty with biological and biomedical expertise. Core interests are data integration and modeling from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic studies. CCMB is led by Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, Director.