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GCB is Thankful

As 2016 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for....

Our Mission

The Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology brings together scientists, engineers, physicians, and sociologists passionate about interdisciplinary research to explore big questions in genomics and computational biology.


  • are a group of researchers who thrive in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment
  • are passionate about interdisciplinary research that dissolves the distinction between quantitative analysis and wet lab research
  • work in tightly knit teams, integrating approaches from different disciplines to solve problems that can’t easily be tackled within traditional departments
  • come from the schools of medicine, engineering, environment, and arts & sciences
  • apply modeling and experimentation to understand and design complex biological systems using a wide range of approaches and model systems
  • develop innovative methods to generate unique data sets and formulating novel approaches to analyze them
  • design and disseminate next-generation technologies and best practices for research
  • make significant contributions to basic and applied science

GCB supports our research collaborations with six core shared resource facilities that provide expertise and services in genomic and computational technologies and in data analysis and with funding for bold and innovative interdisciplinary research.

Our educational programs, including a PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and an undergraduate certificate course, train the current and next generation of researchers. We support undergraduates, graduate students, and senior researchers with a variety of classes, hands-on workshops, a summer fellowship program, diverse research opportunities, and lectures from experts from Duke and across the world.



The mission of the the Duke University Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is to train predoctoral students to become leaders at the interdisciplinary intersection of quantitative and biomedical sciences, using sophisticated computational methods to address contemporary challenges across biology and medicine.

Message from the Director

We're excited to offer graduate training in cutting-edge computational biology and bioinformatics. We encourage students take full advantage of the creativity-driven, highly interdisciplinary research environment at Duke. With participating faculty from Engineering, Medicine, and Arts & Sciences, students can choose from a wide range of research and training opportunities. I encourage you to explore our website for more information and to contact individual faculty members whose research interests you.

Trainee Profiles

Kai Fan
4th year CBB Student Katherine Heller Lab
Anna Lowegard
4th year CBB Student Bruce Donald Lab
Peter Tonner
5th year CBB Student Amy Schmid Lab