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
  • Jung Choi
    Jung Choi
    Associate Professor and Director of MS in Bioinformatics
  • 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
  • William Ratcliff
    William Ratcliff
    Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences
  • 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
  • Soojin Yi
    Soojin Yi