Department News

October 28, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Elizabeth Winzeler in the BISB program on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine!

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October 13, 2021

Andrea Castro, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, has been named a 2021 Siebel Scholar.

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October 13, 2021

Anh Pham, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, was awarded the 2021-2022 Sigma Delta Epsilon Tau Chapter Fellowship.

July 8, 2021

This summer, the BISB Bootcamp is hosting a weekly research seminar series featuring BISB and DBMI faculty! Live on Zoom, Thursdays noon-1pm throughout the summer. The talks are aimed at incoming PhD students seeking rotation projects, but the event is open to all members of the BISB program. Future applicants and others who would like to attend, please contact See here for further information.

July 8, 2021

Prof. Gene Yeo, codirector of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program, has appeared on Good Morning America's list of Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021.

July 7, 2021

Daniela Nachmanson, a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, has been named to the 2021 class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows.

September 14, 2020

UCSD's Bioinformatics Undergraduate Program is tied at #2 in US News & World Report's category Best Undergraduate Biocomputing/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology Programs.

July 31, 2020

An article in Nature announces the release of Phase III of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project, the most complete catalog to-date of the functional elements in the human and mouse genomes. This international collaboration with hundreds of authors includes a number of BISB faculty (Joe Ecker, Graham McVicker, Bing Ren, Wei Wang, and Gene Yeo) and BISB students (Yupeng He, Vu Ngo, Gabriel Pratt, Mengchi Wang, Kai Zhang, and Yuan Zhao).