Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

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.

Graduate Program

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 Associate Chair for Graduate Education and Co-Director, Professor Margit Burmeister, and Co-Director, Professor Daniel M. Burns Jr. The program maintains a graduate student body of approximately 50 Ph.D. and Master's students combined.

Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

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.