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Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs

Jake Y. Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering
Chief Bioinformatic Officer
Informatics Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Matthew Might, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Computer Science
Founding Director
Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Chairs

Weida Tong, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics National Center for Toxicological Research
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Purushotham Bangalore, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Committee

Session Chairs

Chindo Hicks, Ph.D. – LSU School of Medicine 
Wayne H. Liang, M.D. – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Daisuke Kihara, Ph.D. – Purdue University
Zhaohui “Steve” Qin, Ph.D.– Emory University
Wen Zou, Ph.D.– NCTR/FDA
Wei Vivian Zhuang, Ph.D. – NCTR/FDA 
Minjun Chen, Ph.D. – NCTR/FDA 
Steven Foley, Ph.D. – NCTR/FDA 
Dong Wang, Ph.D. – NCTR/FDA 
Thanh Minh Nguyen, Ph.D. – University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Wen Zou, Ph.D. – NCTR/FDA
Steve Barnes, Ph.D. – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Debswapna Bhattacharya Ph.D. – Auburn University

Committee Members

Ping Gong, Ph.D. – US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D. – University of Memphis 
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. – FDA
Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D. Mississippi State University
Cesar Compadre, Ph.D. – University of Arkansas
Huixiao Hong, Ph.D.  – FDA
Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D.  – Indiana State University
Inimary Toby, Ph.D. – University of Dallas
Ujwani Nukala, Ph.D. Candidate – University of Arkansas
Darin Jones, Ph.D.  – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Mary Yang, Ph.D. – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Prashanthi Manda, Ph.D. – UNC Greensboro
Robert Doerksen, Ph.D.  – University of Mississippi
Malay Basu, Ph.D. – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Steering Committee

Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D. – University of Memphis – Chair
Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D. – Mississippi State University 
Cesar Compadre, Ph.D. – University of Arkansas
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. – FDA
Weida Tong, Ph.D. – FDA

Tutorial and Workshop Chairs

Andy Crouse, Ph.D. – University of Alabama at Birmingham – Co-chair Mary Yang, Ph.D. – University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Co-chair

Proceeding Chairs

Jonathan Wren, Ph.D. – Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation- Chair
Robert Doerksen, Ph.D. – University of Mississippi

Logistics and Registration

Amanda Carballo – University of Alabama at Birmingham (For Logistics) 
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. – FDA (For Registration)

Poster Chair

Da Yan, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham – Chair

Fellowship & Awards Committee

Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D. – Mississippi State University- Chair

Student and Outreach Program Chair

Inimary Toby, Ph.D.– University of Dallas- chair
Brittany N. Lasseigne, Ph.D. – HudsonAlpha- Co-chair
Ujwani Nukala, Ph.D. – University of Arkansas – Co-chair

Communication And Media

Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. – FDA – Chair
Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D. – University of Memphis 
Heather Watts – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nafisa Ajala – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Webmaster

Nafisa Ajala – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Affiliated Partners

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Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 1R13FD004003, views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States government.”

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