Garrett M. Dancik's Bioinformatics Laboratory

Welcome! This is the lab page for Garrett M. Dancik, PhD, Associate Professor of Computer Science/Bioinformatics at Eastern Connecticut State University. The purpose of this page is to serve as a portal to various software projects being developed in my lab. For more information about Garrett M. Dancik and Bioinformatics at Eastern, please see Garrett Dancik's Faculty Page


For links to software including swirl-tbp and shinyGEO, see the software page

Research Interests

I am interested in various aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology. My research involves applying statistical, mathematical, and computational models to answer biological questions and gain insight into biological systems. My more recent work has focused on analyzing gene expression data and identifying prognostic tumor biomarkers. Specific research interests include

  1. the development and application of bioinformatics and computational methods for analyzing large genomic datasets with applications in personalized medicine
  2. the identification of prognostic and predictive biomarkers and driver mutations in cancer
  3. development, validation, and calibration of computational/mathematical models of biological systems
  4. development of educational tools for statistics and bioinformatics

Research opportunities for students

Join the lab! Students with a background in computer science in any programming language that are interested in bioinformatics research are encouraged to contact me. I am currently developing bioinformatics tools to aid in the identification of cancer biomarkers from gene expression data, a text-mining project to organize cancer-related publications, and educational tools to help students learn R programming and bioinformatics. Please contact me if you are interested in on working on any of these projects.


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