Our Mission

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The mission of the Center for Biological Data Science is to build an academic community centered on quantitative and computational discovery science and to promote collaborative and reproducible research and education in basic and applied life sciences across Virginia Commonwealth University.

The center develops and supports critical infrastructure and core capabilities at VCU in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and computational systems biology. Center faculty apply data science and informatics principles to research, instructional and other scholarly activities in the life sciences.

Academic Programs

Bioinformatics Advising


Lian Currie
Office: Grace E. Harris Hall, Room 3138
Tel: (804) 828-0825
Email: lcurrie@vcu.edu


Allison Johnson
Office: Grace E. Harris Hall, Room 3115
Tel: (804) 828-6782
Email: aajohnson@vcu.edu

Student & Alumni Community

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The Undergraduate Society of Bioinformatics (USB) at VCU is a student-led and organized group with a goal to create a vibrant community of bioinformatics students, faculty, and researchers across VCU.

 USB on Facebook

The Bioinformatics Graduate Student Organization connects current and previous graduate students through networking and fun events.

 BGSO on RamsConnect

LinkedIn group catering specifically to those associated with the Bioinformatics programs at VCU, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and alumni.

 VCU Bioinformatics Students and Alumni Group on LinkedIn

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