Training Grant in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Since the start, the Bioinformatics Program has maintained an affiliation with the National Institutes of Health.  This association has included the Graduate Partnership Program (BU-NIH GPP), substantial funding through faculty research grants individual predoctoral (F31) training grants and training grants through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

The Program currently receives funding from the NIH Institutional Training Grant in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (T32GM100842). This grant provides first-year fellowships to prepare PhD students for careers in the molecular life sciences who will support the advances now underway in modern medicine. These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and do not require a separate application. These awards are made to students who have a record of outstanding academic ability and who have demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge in the field of Bioinformatics.


Emma Briars

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Khalil Lab

Undergrad Degree: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mathematics

Favorite place in Boston: The Harborwalk

Home State/Country: Illinois






Demarcus Briers


Belta Lab

Undergrad Degree: Major Biology; Minors in Chemistry, and Spanish

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise even your friends: I learned how to ride a horse and drive a tractor before learning how to drive a car

Home State/Country: Texas



Tanya Karagiannis


Cheng Lab

Undergrad Degree: Biology, Mathematics

Favorite place to travel: Greece

Favorite local restaurant: Committee






Dan Lancour



Farrer Lab

Undergrad Degree: Computer Science, Genetics

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise even your friends: I am an eagle scout

Home State/Country: Wisconsin