School of Medicine

Bioinformatics and Data Science Program

Bioinformatics and Data Science Services

The program provides bioinformatics solutions and services on a COST-RECOVERY or SHARED COST basis through its Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics Laboratory. We provide high quality; custom bioinformatics, computational genomics, statistical genetics and computational systems biology analysis support services and solutions to basic science, clinical and translational researchers and to our collaborating partners. We develop and apply statistically rigorous solutions for the design of studies, analysis and mining a wide variety of "omics" and other biological data, and integration of these data with clinical information to facilitate translation of genomic discoveries to the bedside and to accelerate the realization precision Medicine. We integrate the research, education and service missions of LSUHSC. The laboratory is equipped with powerful laptops, up to 15 Dell work stations, A LINUX cluster, mass storage for database and data mining application, graphics workstations for visualization and popular bioinformatics and genomics software packages. In addition, we have access to super computers at Tulane and LSU Baton Rouge. Among the services provided by the program staff include but are not limited to:

  • Bioinformatics and computational genomic analysis of “omics”, genotype, sequence, methylation and other biological data
  • Data analytics with application to analysis of big data in a biomedical setting
  • Software development and deployment with application to database design and management of large-scale research data
  • Providing education and training seminars on bioinformatics to students, medical professionals and biomedical investigators
  • Integration of multiplatform-multiscale biological data with clinical information
  • Development and application of novel methods and software tools to emerging biological questions and technologies
  • Support in planning and design of grant applications, manuscript and abstracts
  • Pathway prediction and modeling gene regulatory networks driving human diseases
  • Quantitative modelling and prediction of disease progression and outcomes
  • Maintenance of large-scale genomics and other biological databases
  • Drug discovery and repositioning


Note: All largescale genomic services are provided by referral through our collaborating partners, which include personalis and HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology