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Bioinformatics Certificate


The Hood College Graduate School, located in Frederick, Maryland, offers a Bioinformatics Certificate program structured to meet the growing demand for life science professionals who are fluent in this cross-cutting discipline. It is designed particularly for individuals who have a background in biotechnology, biomedical science or the life sciences, either through formal study or professional experience.

Research engine

Increasingly, bioinformatics is the engine by which researchers process, analyze and interpret the vast quantities of data generated every day in labs in the region, across the nation and around the globe. Hood’s program equips students to manage and configure bioinformatics data sets; manipulate and format bioinformatics for downstream analysis; and select and apply tools related to genomics, structural biology and proteomics. Students learn to conduct statistical analyses for bioinformatics problems and demonstrate skills for effective communication in the field.

Expert faculty

Students in the 15-credit program benefit from the qualifications of Hood’s excellent faculty and the experience of adjunct professors from the region’s top R&D and biotech firms and federal and private laboratories.

Small evening classes

Classes are small, encouraging individual attention and collaboration. Courses are taught in the evening to accommodate the working professional.

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Program Director:
Miranda Darby


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Graduate School Assistant Director:
Larbi Bricha