Translational Bioinformatics Track
The Translational Bioinformatics track bridges genomics and bioinformatics to precision medicine through its methods and techniques development and innovation that directly relate to the study of basic biological science and diseases. The computational methods related to genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and pharmacogenomcis are included, which build the connection of molecular findings and phenotypes to characterize disease susceptibility or determine disease markers, and predict response to treatment and prognosis. The program offers three specialized areas: structural and functional genomics, microbiomics and metagenomics, and cancer genomics.
Students who pursue the Translational Bioinformatics track can earn the Health Informatics MS degree en-route to completing the PhD if they so choose. Students must consult with the program to coordinate completion of coursework and other requirements for the Health Informatics MS, the Health Informatics PhD, and the Translational Bioinformatics track.