Mercyhurst University

Bioinformatics Bachelor of Science

By merging biology, computer science and information technology, bioinformatics combines mathematics and computers to gain a better understanding of biological processes and  interpret genomic data.

Students pursuing a major in bioinformatics have a wonderful opportunity to not only gain a background in biology, but to also establish a wide variety of computing skills that are highly sought after in business and industry.

Meet the Faculty

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Amy Burniston
Amy Burniston
Instructor of Biology
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Christopher Dolanc
Christopher Dolanc, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
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Darlene Melchitzky
Darlene Melchitzky, M.S.
Laboratory Director and Research Associate
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David Hyland, Ph.D.
David Hyland, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
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J. Michael Campbell
J. Michael Campbell, Ph.D.
Chair of Biology Department, Professor of Biology
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Katie Kilmer, M.S.
Katie Kilmer, M.S.
Instructor of Biology
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Larry Gauriloff
Larry Gauriloff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
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Michael Elnitsky, Ph.D.
Michael Elnitsky, Ph.D.
Dean, Zurn College of Natural and Health Science
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Mike Foulk, Ph.D.
Mike Foulk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
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Sara Turner Cooper
Sara Turner Cooper, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Sarah Bennett
Sarah Bennett, M.S.
Lecturer of Biology
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Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson, M.S., M.T. (ASCP)
Program Director, School of Medical Technology, Saint Vincent Health Center
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Summer Ekelund-Weaver
Summer Ekelund-Weaver, M.A.
Instructor of Biology

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