Biomedical Informatics Overview

Translational Bioinformatics Initiative

We are excited to announce our new Translational Bioinformatics Initiative (TBI) launched in Spring 2013. The Initiative is recruiting bioinformatics researchers at all levels, including postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and research- and tenure-track faculty.

The Division of Biomedical Informatics (DBI) has both a research and an educational mission. Our research mission is focused on addressing research questions across the spectrum of biology and medicine through the development of novel computational methods that solve challenging problems in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of biomedical and clinical data.

We have active research projects in the basic, translational, and clinical sciences. Areas of method development include data mining, computational genomics and bioinformatics, knowledge representation and biomedical ontology, text mining, natural language processing, and predictive modeling.

In addition to leading their own independent research programs, DBI faculty members participate in and lead team-science research projects in close collaboration with experimental and clinical researchers throughout UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Division educational mission encompasses both teaching and graduate student mentoring through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.