What is Health and Bio-Informatics?
Health and Biological data are being generated at a rapid pace. Both data types fall into the category of big data science that requires considerable computational skill and infrastructure if we are to gain new insights into human health, disease, and biodiversity.
The scientists in the Health and Bioinformatics research groups at NAU have met this challenge by incorporating molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, health informatics, epidemiology, statistics, and computer science. Our expertise spans metagenomics, pathogen detection, infectious disease, phylogenetics, comparative genomics, population genetics, molecular evolution, secondary data analysis, epidemiological modeling, and cancer. We collaborate with community partners and research institutions throughout the world as well as here at NAU and in Flagstaff, and are funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, Arizona Game & Fish Department, and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Please read more about our research labs, faculty and research staff, graduate research and funding opportunities, and our undergraduate program.