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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Faculty

Saint Louis University’s program in bioinformatics and computational biology is supported by faculty from a variety of academic units, including the departments of biology, computer science, chemistry, and mathematics and statistics.

Program Director

Maureen Donlin
 Maureen Donlin, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Anti-fungal drug discovery


Faculty 

Ted Ahn

Tae-Hyuk (Ted) Ahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: Bioinformatics and high-performance computing


Gerardo Camilo

Gerardo Camilo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Research Interests:  Ecology and biostatistics


Erin Chambers


Erin Wolf Chambers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests:  Computer algorithms, geometric and topological algorithms


Brian Downes

Brian Downes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Plant molecular biology


Michael Goldwasser

Michael Goldwasser, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: Computer algorithms and data structures


Haijun Gong

Haijun Gong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Research Interests: Biostatistics and cancer models


Jie Hou

Jie Hou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: 
 Machine learning and data mining methods for bioinformatics


Jack Kennell

Jack Kennell, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Mitochondrial genomics and mitochondrial-nuclear interactions


David Letscher

David Letscher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: Geometric and topological algorithms, high-performance computing


Zhenguo Lin

Zhenguo Lin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests:  Evolution of genome and gene regulation


Allison Miller

Allison Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Perennial plant diversity and evolution


Dapeng Zhang

Dapeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests:  Computational methods to understand molecular pathways


Brent Znosko

Brent Znosko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Research Interests:  Biochemistry, thermodynamics and NMR of nucleic acids