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

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