Core facility staff:
David Corcoran, Ph.D.
Dr. Corcoran is the founding director of the Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource. He has over 15 years of experience in computational biology analyzing high-throughput genomic data. With a Ph.D. in Human Genetics and an M.S. in Biostatistics, Dr. Corcoran specializes in collaborating with life science investigators to ensure they receive high quality, accurate, and interpretable results from the analysis of their data.
Wei Chen, Ph.D.
Dr. Chen has been working in bioinformatics since 2000. After graduating from the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program at Northwestern University, Dr. Chen worked in both academia and industry before joining Duke in 2005. He provides bioinformatics support to investigators at the Duke Cancer Institute, with an emphasis on sound data provenance and reproducible analysis. He looks forward to assisting researchers analyze their high-dimensional genomic data.
Hélène Fradin, Ph.D.
Dr. Fradin joined the Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource in 2017 to provide consultation, training and support for the analysis of the genomic data generated by Duke investigators. She first worked as a telecommunications and computer engineer before deciding to go back to apply her expertise to life sciences. She enjoys being able to take part in the innovative research conducted at Duke.
Joseph Prinz is a computational biologist conducting high-throughput data-analysis. As a contributing member of the modENCODE consortium, he had the opportunity to work at the forefront of genomics, developing statistical-learning approaches to next-generation sequencing data-analysis. Prinz joined the core in winter 2014 and looks forward to helping investigators better understand their data.
Zhengzheng Wei analyzes high-throughput genomic data. She has extensive experience working with Affymetrix gene expression microarray data.