Dr. Michael J. Rowley (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Dario Ghersi (Co-Chair), Dr. Kate Cooper, Dr. John Davis, Dr. Andrew Dudley, and Dr. Babu Guda
The IGPBS - Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (BISB) doctoral program is jointly administered by faculty at UNMC and UNO, two sister campuses with diverse and complementary strengths in areas such as genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, systems biology, etc. The two campuses offer a vibrant learning environment and rich research resources including supercomputers for high-throughput data analysis tasks. The average time to graduate with a PhD at UNMC is about 5 years. Upon degree completion, students from the BISB doctoral program will be well positioned for a variety of career paths in the rapidly growing field of bioinformatics.
- Completion of coursework.
- Completion of the comprehensive examination.
- Completion of a research project consistent with a PhD level of achievement.
- Completion and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation.
- Concurrence of the mentor and the student's Supervisory Committee.
|BIOI 8540||(FOUNDATIONS IN PROGRAMMING FOR BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS-This course is offered at the University of Nebraska-Omaha)||3|
|BIOI 4870/CSCI 8876||(DATABASE SEARCH AND PATTERN DISCOVERY IN BIOINFORMATICS-This course is offered at the University of Nebraska-Omaha)||3|
|BMI 8400||(LINEAR ALGEBRA FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING AND ARTIFIAL INTELLIGENCE-This course is offered at the University of Nebraska-Omaha)||3|
|BISB 815||TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS IN BIOINFORMATICS||3|
|GCBA 823||FUNDAMENTALS IN GENETICS AND GENOMICS||2|
|IPBS 802||MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY||2|
|IPBS 850||CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE||1|
|Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training|
The above courses are required core curriculum, but these requirements can be waived if a student can document extensive expertise or previous comparable coursework. A basic programming course (in either Python or R) may also be required for students who lack experience in programming. The need for additional elective courses will be determined by each student's supervisory committee.