Translational Bioinformatics

The Translational Bioinformatics program within the overarching OCTRI Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) provides problem-driven methodology development with emphasis on the creation and domain-specific application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling, and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioral, and social systems. This leads to algorithm development and analysis for leading-edge translational and functional genomics investigations.

The mission of the Translational Bioinformatics Program is to move the theoretical methods and genome-scale data resources from computational biology into everyday laboratory and clinical research practice and use, and is reflected in the organization of Translational Bioinformatics into methodology, service and educational components. The intention is that new computational methods created through the process of scientific inquiry should be generalized and supported as open-source and shared community resources.

Program Services

The Translational Bioinformatics program offers statistical genetics and functional genomics consultations. When planning a study, investigators should:

  • request a consultation with Translational Bioinformatics staff
  • budget for analysis support with FTE included in the project proposal

Please contact Dr. McWeeney or Dr. Wilmot to request a consultation.

Program Leadership


Shannon K. McWeeney, Ph.D.

Translational Bioninformatics Director


Beth Wilmot, PhD  Statistical Geneticist

Beth Wilmot, Ph.D.

Translational Bioinformatics Project Manager

(503) 494-7510