Board of Directors

As of MCBIOS XIII, March 21, 2017

  • Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D., President, Board Member thru 2019, Visiting Scientist, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson AR
  • Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., Immediate- Past President, Board member thru 2018 Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR
  • Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D., President – Elect , Board Member through 2019, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville MS
  • Chaoyang (Joe) Zhang, Ph.D., Past-President, Board Member thru 2017, Director, School of Computing, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
  • Darin E. Jones, Ph.D., Treasurer, Board Member, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
  • Roger Perkins, Board Member thru 2017, Program Director, Information Tech and Bioinformatics Contract, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson, AR
  • Mikhail Dozmorov, Ph.D., Secretory, Board Member thru 2017, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Blacksburg VA
  • Jianlin (Jack) Cheng, Ph.D., Board Member thru 2017, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia MO
  • Ping Gong, Ph.D., Board Member through 2018, Principle Investigator, United States Army
  • Huixiao Hong, Ph.D., Board Member thru 2020, Research Chemist, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson, AR
  • Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D., Board Member through 2019, Professor of Biology, Director of Bioinformatics, University of Memphis, Memphis TN
  • Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D., Board Member through 2020, Assistant Professor, Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN
  • Inimary Toby, Ph.D., Board Member through 2020, Senior Computational Scientist, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • Student Representative – Ujwani Nukala, MS, Board Member through 2020, UALR/UAMS joint bioinformatics program

 

Terms expire at the conclusion of the annual conference during the indicated year.

 

MCBIOS Past-Presidents

Steven F. Jennings, Ph.D., 1st President
ex officio Board Member Professor, Department of Information Science University Arkansas at Little Rock
http://bioinformatics.ualr.edu/jennings

William Slikker, Jr., Ph.D., 2nd President
ex officio Board Member Director, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR
http://www.fda.gov/nctr/

Stephen Winters-Hilt, Ph.D., 3rd President
ex officio Board Member Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Orleans Director, Nanopore Biophysics Lab, Research Institute for Children
http://www.cs.uno.edu/~winters

Jonathan Wren, Ph.D., 4th President
ex officio Board Member Assistant Member Arthritis & Immunology Department Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
http://www.omrf.org/OMRF/Research/09/WrenJ.asp

Dawn Wilkins Ph.D., 5th President
ex officio Board Member Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer and Information Science University of Mississippi
http://john.cs.olemiss.edu/~dwilkins/

Daniel Berleant, Ph.D., 6th President
ex officio Board Member Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Science University Arkansas at Little Rock
http://ifsc.ualr.edu/jdberleant

Ulisses Braga-Neto, Ph.D., 7th President
ex officio Board Member Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station, TX http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~ulisses/

Doris M. Kupfer, Ph.D.,  8th President
ex officio Board Member Research Scientist, Functional Genomics Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, FAA, Oklahoma City, OK

Ed Perkins, Ph.D.,  9th President
ex officio Board Member Senior Research Scientist, Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS

Andy D. Perkins, Ph.D., 10th President

ex officio Board Member, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville MS

Chaoyang (Joe) Zhang, Ph.D., 11th President

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS