Welcome to Bioinformatics at UTEP! We offer exciting opportunities in research, teaching, and professional development to meet the challenges in many fast growing industries in diverse areas of genomic and pharmaceutical research. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science with a focus on data management and interpretation for complex biological phenomena that are analyzed and visualized using mathematical modeling and numerical methodologies with predictive algorithms.

Master of Science (MS) degree in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology is an interdisciplinary program designed for individuals from diverse backgrounds to acquire knowledge and techniques with a curriculum established for professional development and communication training. Bioinformaticians will be able to function as professionals for careers in many different private, academic, and government sectors, requiring skills for biomedical informatics, ecoinformatics, and genomic data analyses related to agricultural and human health issues. Please email us at bioinformatics@utep.edu or use Information Request Form.


Undergraduate Participation in Bioinformatics Training (UPBiT) is a research-based program implemented with funding support from the National Science Foundation (DUE-0926721) with an initiative to interface biological and mathematical sciences. Research opportunities are available for science majors, starting in their sophomore year, to work as UPBiT trainees with mentors in the program. Our research themes include biomolecular sequence analysis, ecoinformatics and phylogenetic analysis, microarray and proteomics data analysis, and molecular structure prediction.


Bioinformatics Education for Agricultural Science (BEAS) is a program funded in part by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA, Grant #2012-38422-19910) to introduce Stipends are available for undergraduates, bioinformatics tools in agricultural research. MS and PhD students to develop online modules and participate in research, focusing on genomic analyses of agricultural pests with severe health risks for livestock and economic impacts on farm industry globally, an important effort led by USDA to protect livestock and maintain secure food supply.


Bioinformatics Computing Laboratory (BCL) serves the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Unit of the Research Infrastructure Core, Border Biomedical Research Center at UTEP, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a panel of consulting faculty from different departments, providing bioinformatics research support services in the border region. BCL also creates job opportunities and training for our graduates continuing to pursue bioinformatics research in their PhD studies at UTEP, especially for developing biomedical databases and computational tools. For specific research areas, please visit our BCL website.