University of North Carolina at Charlotte
As the first academic organization to join the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), UNC Charlotte has developed an extensive presence on campus that spans bioinformatics, research application development, data science, and basic plant genomic research.
Bioinformatics and Genomics Department
Ten faculty (four tenure-track and six research faculty) from the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics and Genomics Department are based at the NCRC doing research in both “wet” and “dry” labs. Research areas span metabolomics, data science, plant genomics, application development, metagenomics, and biostatistics.
Bioinformatics Services Division
UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Services Division at the NC Research Campus applies bioinformatics to the discovery, development, and application of novel computational technologies to help solve important biological problems. The bioinformatics team is interdisciplinary involving faculty, research associates, programmers, information technology specialists, laboratory technicians, and administrative support. Their expertise is expansive ranging from pathway analysis to working with clinical data to the emerging field of metagenomics, the study of bacteria in the environment.
From their office on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, UNC Charlotte’s team specializes in providing academic researchers, healthcare organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, on and off-campus, assistance with bioinformatics data analysis, building analysis pipelines, data visualization, and biostatistics.
Cory Brouwer, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics Services and Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics