Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Bioinformatics Core

The overall goal of the Bioinformatics Core is to foster cutting edge research in cell and developmental biology by addressing K-INBRE network requirements for computational resources, methods, and expertise to solve complex problems in data management and knowledge discovery. Our strategy for achieving this goal has been to assemble a team spanning a diverse collection of technical expertise committed to:

  • evaluating, acquiring (or developing), and maintaining computational resources (hardware and software) that directly complement the K-INBRE network research goals;
  • developing and delivering training material, including workshops and contributions to credit courses, that facilitate practical application of these resources by K-INBRE students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty;
  • cultivating resource usage by informing students and researchers across the network of our services and offering consultation to researchers in application of bioinformatics resources to their research;
  • collaborating directly with K-INBRE researchers to formulate and apply complex methods to biomedical research goals;
  • developing new research opportunities that marry informatics with wet lab activities; and
  • facilitating information pipelines that foster collaboration, multidisciplinary science, and clinical translation.

As the K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core has evolved, specializations have emerged that include emphasis on genomics at KUMC, proteomics at KU-L, and lipidomics at KSU. Choices of strategies for development have taken advantage of these unique dispositions of research strengths across the state.

Bioinformatics Core Contacts

Kansas State University

Sue Brown PhotoSusan J. Brown, PhD (Bioinformatics Core Director)
University Distinguished Professor
Kansas State University
Division of Biology
340 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-3935
sjbrown@ksu.edu

 

 

 

Sherry MillerSherry Miller, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
Kansas State University
Division of Biology
340 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-3935
sherrymiller@k-state.edu

 

 

 

University of Kansas-Lawrence

Stuart Macdonald PhotoStuart Macdonald, PhD (Satellite Director)
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Molecular Biosciences
4043 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone: 785-864-5362
sjmac@ku.edu

 

 

 

Default ProfileBoryana S. Koseva, MS
Bioinformatics Specialist
University of Kansas
Molecular Biosciences
3005 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS 66047
boryana@ku.edu

 

 


University of Kansas Medical Center

Devin C. Koestler, PhD (Satellite Director)
Assistant Professor Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center
Biostatistics
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 785-945-4788
dkoestler@kumc.edu

 

 

 

Farnoosh Abbas Aghababazadeh, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Kansas Medical Center
Biostatistics
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-4703
fabbasaghababazadeh@kumc.edu

 

 

 

Qian Li, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Kansas Medical Center
Biostatistics
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-4703
qli4@kumc.edu