Facility Staff

Core facility staff:

David Corcoran

David Corcoran, PhD


(919) 613-3392

Director, Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource

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, PhD


(919) 613-0540

Bioinformatician II

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.

Helene Kirshner

Hélène Fradin, PhD


(919) 684-4151

Bioinformatician II

Dr. Fradin joined the Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource this year to help analyze the genomic data generated by Duke investigators and their laboratories. She first worked as a telecommunications and computer engineer before deciding to go back to school to study the biological sciences. As a PhD student, she combined her fields of expertise to sequence and analyze the genome of one of the few eukaryotes with a single chromosome. She is very enthusiastic about participating in the innovative research conducted at Duke.

Joseph Prinz


Bioinformatician I

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

Zhengzheng Wei


(919) 684-8224

Analyst Programmer I

Zhengzheng Wei analyzes high-throughput genomic data. She has extensive experience working with Affymetrix gene expression microarray data.