Contact persons

Ming-Ying Leung, Ph.D., Director
• Oliana Alikaj
, Coordinator, Bioinformatics Program
• Gerardo Cardenas
, Bioinformatics Network Administrator

The Bioinformatics Computing Laboratory (BCL) serves as a core facility for the Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC). Our panel of consulting faculty from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences provide bioinformatics computing support on a broad spectrum of research projects. We specialize in developing databases and software for: genomics and proteomics data analysis; biomolecular sequence analysis and structure prediction; and glycosylation site prediction. We aid researchers in the use of these advanced bioinformatics software tools by building user-friendly, customized, web-based interfaces for them. Processing power to support the robust computational and analytical operations of the BCL are provided by a powerful network of local and regional high-performance computing facilities.

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  • General Bioinformatics Computing Support (Support service) General Bioinformatics Computing Support provided by various faculty members in the areas of:
  • Software Development and Computational Modeling (Support service)


    Software Development and Computational Modeling provided by various faculty members
    in the areas of:
  • Hamamatsu ORCA-ER C4747-95-12ERG (Digital camera) Leica VT1000S Vibratome (Vibratome) New Brunswick Scientific CO2 incubator (CO2 incubator) Olympus 1X70 inverted microscope
  • (Inverted microscope) Olympus BH2 Fluorescence Microscope (Fluorescence microscope) Olympus DP71 microscope digital camera (Microscope digital camera) Olympus Fluoview FV1000 confocal
  • microscope (Confocal microscope) Perkin Elmer Wallac 1420 Victor 2 (Scintillation counter) Photometrics CoolSnap HQ CCD Camera (Charge-coupled device camera) Photon Technology
  • International spectrofluorometer (Fluorometer) Sutter Lambda 10-2 optical filter (Optical filter) Sutter Lambda DG-4 (Optical filter)