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Message from the Bioinformatics Program Director

The field of bioinformatics is gaining significant importance across many scientific disciplines. So are skilled professionals who understand it.

Our bioinformatics graduate program puts you at the heart of the life sciences, helping you develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a wealth of dynamic career prospects.

We’ve designed our program to take full advantage of the diverse backgrounds of our students. Many have undergraduate degrees in modern life sciences or in a computational discipline, such as computer science or engineering.

Most of our students enter the program seeking to become specialists in biochemical, or medical informatics; database administrators; or information technologists in science-driven environments. Others have their sights set on challenging positions that combine research at the laboratory bench with computational analysis.

Whatever your career aims, our expert faculty and cross-disciplinary curriculum will get you going in the right direction.

I hope you will learn more about the innovative bioinformatics program at University of the Sciences, and the many rewarding career prospects available to you in this exciting, critical new scientific field.

Zhijun Li, PhD
Graduate Program Director for Bioinformatics


Zhijun Li, PhD
Program Director

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McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 219


University of the Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495