Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine focuses on molecular, cellular, and organ levels of the human biological system. Students and researchers with a focus on this domain develop and apply computational methods and tools for the study of genes, proteins, cells, biological networks, and images and integrate them with clinical and population data to address fundamental challenges in patient care. Topics include Precision Medicine, Genomics, Pharmacogenetics, Genetic Sequencing and Analysis (Single Cell, Exome, Whole Genome, etc.), Proteomics, Imaging Informatics, Biological Network, Smart Clinical Trials, Multimodality Modeling, and the integration of genotyping and phenotyping for patient care. Students and researchers in Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine work closely with those in Health Data Science and AI and Clinical and Health Informatics.
Students can pursue an education in Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine under the following academic programs: Graduate Certificate, Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students are admitted to the school, not a specific department, so that they can obtain a broad and comprehensive education experience while specializing with an in-depth training in the three areas offered by the Department of Health Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Clinical and Health Informatics, and Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine.
In addition to a core set of foundational courses for all concentrations, the following are selected courses focusing on Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine.
We crunched the numbers and they don't lie.
|Career Outcomes for Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine|
|Average Salary||Average Salary Range|
|Houston||$157,160||$77,000 - $286,000|
|Texas||$110,088||$58,000 - $257,000|
|Nationwide||$143,698||$86,000 - $298,057|