The faculty in the Division of Bioinformatics focus on the development and application of computational and statistical methods for high-dimensional molecular-level data.  There is an emphasis on genomic and proteomic problems represented by data structures deriving from contemporary high-throughput technologies.


The primary research interests of faculty in the division include:

  • Cancer genomics
  • Statistical genetics 
  • Comparative and functional genomics 
  • Chromatin conformation capture 
  • Copy-number analysis 
  • Statistical phylogenetics and metagenomics  
  • Computational biology 
  • High-dimensional data analysis 


Division faculty periodicaly teach the Spring mini-course BMI 219: "Statistical Methods for Array and Sequence Data." Katie Pollard is the course director for BMI 206: “Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics." Tom Hoffman and John Witte serve as course directors for EPI 217: "Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology I."  Faculty affiliated with cores in both the Cancer Center and Gladstone Institute provide periodic workshops and training. Faculty also supervise doctoral research, primarily for students in the Biological and Medical (BMI) and Pharmacogenomics and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSPG) programs.

Primary Faculty

Henrik Bengtsson, PhD, MS Assistant Professor
Adam Olshen, PhD Professor
Katherine Pollard, PhD Professor
Mark Segal, PhD Professor and Division Head 


Secondary Faculty

Atul Butte, MD, PhD Professor
Alisha Holloway, PhD Assistant Professor
David Quigley, PhD Assistant Professor
Sean Thomas, PhD  Assistant Professor


Affiliate Faculty

Saunak Sen, PhD Professor
Jun Song, PhD Professor
Yuanyuan Xiao, PhD  Assistant Professor