Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core in the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma SPORE provides statistical collaboration, data management, bioinformatics and computational biology research support for Lymphoma SPORE projects, programs and cores.

Specifically, the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core:

  • Provides statistical and bioinformatics support across different fields, including epidemiologic studies, basic sciences including translational and immunologic correlative studies, gene microarray and gene and mutation discovery, expression analysis and genomics, and information management.
  • Provides a mechanism for the management and integration of existing and newly collected data through consistent and compatible data handling. Areas of support include database development, data form development and processing, data collection and entry, data archiving, quality control, and management of information related to gene mutation identification and genotyping data for disease linkage experiments.
  • Provides bioinformatics support, including analysis of exome-sequencing results for identification of pathogenic changes and integration with data from other public genome and cancer resources.

Core leaders

The director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core is:

  • Brian J. Smith, Ph.D., of the University of Iowa

Co-directors are: