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LSA Bioinformatics Support



Initial requests for support should be made by PIs only. Laboratory personnel may communicate with the bioinformatics analyst during the project, but any changes to the scope of the project must be requested by the PI. Projects with larger scope, or expertise that the analyst does not have, may require partial or full recharge. Requests for support will be reviewed and scheduled by the bioinformatics analyst in consultation with the MCDB department administration.

 Bioinformatics Analyst

Dr. Christopher Sifuentes


Monday and Thursday in Biological Sciences Building; office is 3242

Office hours for drop-in consulting

Monday: 10-11am in Biological Sciences Building, 3242
Thursday: 3-4 pm in Biological Sciences Building, 3242
Friday: 10-11 am in NCRC Building 22, Room 1017


Services include:

• Bioinformatics Analysis – working with researchers (faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students) to provide analysis of their high-throughput sequencing, gene expression, metabolomics, proteomics, and other biological data.

• Consulting prior to experiments – meeting with researchers to discuss the types of analysis and support bioinformatics can provide, and help design experiments so that analysis is possible. We can help with grant proposals to incorporate bioinformatics data analysis in your research plan. This also demonstrates that we have the capability to perform the analysis. We will also prepare letters of support for your proposal.

• Data analysis for genome resequencing, ChIP-Seq transcription factor analysis, RNA-Seq analysis, de novo assembly, metagenomic sequencing, cancer data analysis, and gene set enrichment analysis. We perform the analysis and meet with you to report back the results.

• Application development – help develop custom applications to enhance research through web applications for data analysis, custom pipelines, databases and/or visualization, and web services interfaces to large databases, and custom analysis tools.

• Training – we can assist researchers in learning the computational tools that can be translated back to their labs.

Use the form linked in the blue bar above to request services. 

The website linked above in the blue bar will show the status of your request.

Website for the Bioinformatics Core, part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities