CCTS Core Informatics Team

jake chen

Jake Y. Chen, PhD
Chief Bioinformatics Officer
Associate Director
Informatics Institute
Professor of Genetics
UAB
205-996-0738
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  • biological data mining
  • computational systems biology
  • translational bioinformatics 
  • building quantitative biomolecular systems models from genomic and clinical big data

james cimino

James J. Cimino, MD
Director
Informatics Institute
UAB
205-996-1958
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  • standards/terminologies/ontologies
  • electronic health records, decision support (infobuttons)
  • use of clinical data in research
  • clinical data research tools/systems (i2b2, virtual biorepository)

chindo hicks

Chindo Hicks
Professor of Genetics
Director, Bioinformatics and Genomics Program
Director, Bioinformatics and Data Science Service Center
LSUHSC

 
  • Bioinformatics and multi-platform data integration
  • Computational and Population Genomics
  • Biomarker, Knowledge and Drug Discovery

lefkowitz

Elliot J. Lefkowitz, PhD
Director 
UAB
205-934-1946
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  • Microbial genomics and evolution
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Basic bioinformatics analysis

matthew wyatt

Matthew Wyatt, MSHI
Assistant Director 
UAB
205-934-0660 
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  • Clinical data access
  • Clinical data warehouse

University of Alabama at Birmingham

eta berner

Eta S. Berner, EdD
Co-Director
205-975-8219
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  • Health informatics evaluation
  • Informatics education 
keith bobitt

Keith Bobitt
Senior System Analyst 
205-934-2508 
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  • Software development
  • Clinical data access

Dongquan chenDongquan Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Preventative Medicine
205-975-7131
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David K. Crossman PhD

David K. Crossman, PhD
Instructor 
205-996-4045 
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  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Exome sequence analysis
  • RNA-seq analysis
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Don Dempsey, MS
Programmer 
205-934-9522 
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  • Software development
  • Medical education software development
Geoff Gordon

Geoff Gordon, MSEE
Co-Director 
205-297-9495
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  • Electronic health record
  • Clinical data warehouse
Hendrickson

Curtis Hendrickson
Research Associate 
205-975-5240 
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  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Human genome sequence analysis
  • RNA-seq analysis
  • Variant detection
  • Virus sequence assembly and analysis
dale johnson

Dale Johnson, MS
Senior System Analyst
205-996-5659
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Jacqueline Moss PhD, RN, FAAN 
Associate Dean
Technology and Innovation
205-934-0657
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john osborne

John Osborne, MS
Research Associate 
205-975-5240 
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  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Human genome sequence analysis
  • Bacterial sequence assembly and analysis

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Liam Van Der Pol, MS
Bioinformatician II 
205-934-2508 
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  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Application support and development
  • Microbiome analysis
  • Basic bioinformatics analysis

Jelai Wang

Jelai Wang
Informatics Architect
205-934-2508
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willig cc

James H. Willig, MD, MSPH
Co-Director 
205-996-5753
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  • Clinical informatics
  • Data quality
  • Medical education

Auburn University

eric peatman

Eric Peatman, PhD
Associate Professor 
334-844-9319
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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

devin absher

Devin Absher, PhD
Investigator 
256-327-0400
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  • Multi-platform integration
  • Statistical genetics

Louisana State University Health Sciences Center

judy crabtree

Judy Crabtree
Assistant Professor, Genetics
Co-Leader, Genomics Core

   
  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Biomarker discovery

zhide fang

Zhide Fang
Professor, Biostatistics
Interim Director of Biostatistics Program
School of Public Health

   
  • Statistical analysis and modeling of High-throughput data (microarray and NGS)
  • Survival Analysis, Longitudinal data analysis
  • Design of Experiments

Lucio Miele

Lucio Miele
Professor, Medicine 
Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center 
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  • Multi-platform integration
  • GWAS/GEP correlation
  • Biomarker discovery

chris taylorChristopher Taylor
Associate Professor, Microbiology-Immunology 
Co-Leader, Genomics Core
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  • Microbiome/microbial genomics
  • Viral Sequencing

Jovanny Zabaleta

Jovanny Zabaleta
Assistant Professor, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center
Leader, Stanley Scott Cancer Center Translational Genomics Core

   
  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Methylome

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

sujoy gosh

Sujoy Ghosh, PhD
Associate Professor Adjunct 
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  • Bioinformatics analysis of genome-wide association studies
  • Disease and Biomarker Transcriptome analysis
  • Identification of blood-based genomic and genetic biomarkers of whole genome expression profiling
  • Integrative pathway analysis

ron horswell

Ron Horswell, PhD
Associate Professor 
Health Care Quality Improvement
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  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Using and merging data from large clinical databases, including clinical data warehouses
  • Propensity score-based comparisons of treatment effectiveness using observational data
  • Instrumental variables-based comparisons of treatment effectiveness using observational data
  • Design of clinical quality improvement and comparative effectiveness studies

william johnson

William Johnson, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics 
Director, Biostatistics Core
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  • Design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Mixed effects statistical models
  • Design and analysis of data from hierarchical clusters of study units
  • Models with repeated measures on multivariate data with patterned covariance structures
  • Analytical methods for identifying latent clusters of multivariate outcomes
  • Reduction of data dimensionality by principal component analysis

michael salbaum

Michael Salbaum, PhD
Associate Professor 
Director, Pennington Biomedical Genomics Core 
225-763-2782
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  • Gene expression
  • Microarray
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • ChIPSeq
  • Systems Biology
 

Tulane University

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Melody Baddoo
Senior Research Scientist 
Cancer Crusaders Next Generation Sequence Analysis Core 
504-988-1345
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  •  microRNA seed identification
  • Circular RNA identification


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Erik Flemington, PhD
Zimmerman Professor, Cancer Research
Program Director, Cancer Genetics
Director, Cancer Bioinformatics Core
504-988-1167
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  • Genome Alignment
  • De novo assembly
  • Differential gene and/or isoform expression analysis
  • Fusion gene discovery
  • Nucleotide sequence variation identification
  • Microbiome analysis
 

michelle lacey

Michelle Lacey, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biostatistics 
504-862-3439 
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  • Genomic and Epigenetic Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Phylogenetics

Li Jian 150

Jian Li, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
504-988-1675 
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  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Statistical genetics
  • Multi-omics

 

Liu Y 150

Yao-Zhong Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 
SPH and Tropical Medicine
504-988-1888
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  • RNA-seq data analysis
  • Genome-wide gene expression
  • Metagenomics
 

Srivastav 150

Sudesh Srivastav, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 
504-988-2472 
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  • Experimental design
  • Next generation sequence analysis
  • Statistical genetics
 

University of South Alabama  

dan roach

Dan Roach, MD
Acting Director
Center for Strategic Health Innovation
251-414-8170
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