Computational Biology and BioInformatics

MS Bioinformatics Program | PhD Bioinformatics Program | Online Application | Pre-Application

The study of bioinformatics and computational biology in the School of Biological Sciences includes the areas of development of new computational methods for studying organization and evolution of genes and genomes, computational approaches to macromolecular structure and dynamics, comparative evolutionary genomics, and prediction and analysis of structure.

The School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech proposed and established a professional Master of Science in Bioinformatics degree program in 1999-the first of its kind in the United States. The interdisciplinary program consists of unique combination of courses. The graduates are taught with the equal strength to several scientific disciplines and are prepared for further successful work in industry or academy.

Georgia Tech is now broadening its scope to include a formal PHD program in bioinformatics and computational biology. To further strengthen teaching and research collaborations between the faculty and participating in this program, the Georgia Tech Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has been recently formed. Seminars, symposia, meetings and events also include participating faculty from Emory University and University of Georgia.

Faculty in this focus area

  • Mark Borodovsky

    Mark Borodovsky
    Regents' Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Sam Brown

    Sam Brown

  • Leonid Bunimovich

    Leonid Bunimovich
    Regents' Professor of Mathematics

  • Yuhong Fan

    Yuhong Fan
    Associate Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Scholar

  • Greg Gibson

    Greg Gibson
    Regents Professor, Tom and Marie Patton Chair in Biological Sciences, Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics, and member of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience

  • Brian Hammer

    Brian Hammer
    Associate Professor

  • King Jordan

    King Jordan
    Professor and Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program

  • Kostas Konstantinidis

    Kostas Konstantinidis
    Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Joel Kostka

    Joel Kostka
    Professor and Associate Chair of Research

  • Joe Lachance

    Joe Lachance
    Associate Professor and Director, GAANN Training Grant

  • John McDonald

    John McDonald

  • Patrick McGrath

    Patrick McGrath
    Associate Professor

  • Farzaneh Najafi

    Farzaneh Najafi
    Assistant Professor

  • William Ratcliff

    William Ratcliff
    Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences

  • Robbie Richards

    Robbie Richards
    Academic Professional

  • Jeffrey Skolnick

    Jeffrey Skolnick
    Regents' Professor; Mary and Maisie Gibson Chair & GRA Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology

  • Alberto Stolfi

    Alberto Stolfi
    Assistant Professor

  • Francesca Storici

    Francesca Storici
    Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Education

  • Matthew Torres

    Matthew Torres
    Associate Professor

  • Eberhard Voit

    Eberhard Voit
    Professor, David D. Flanagan Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Systems Biology

  • Emily Weigel

    Emily Weigel
    Senior Academic Professional

  • Joshua Weitz

    Joshua Weitz
    Professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair in Biological Sciences, Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences, and Blaise Pascal International Chair of Excellence at the Ecole Normale Superieure