Board of Directors

As of MCBIOS XV, March 28, 2018

  • Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D., President, Board Member through 2021, Professor of Biology, Director of Bioinformatics, University of Memphis, Memphis TN
  • Weida Tong, Ph.D., President-Elect, Board member through 2022,  Division Director, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson AR
  • Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D., Past-President, Board Member through 2020, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., Treasurer, Professor, Board Member through 2021, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  •  Inimary Toby, Ph.D., Secretary, Board Member through 2020, Senior Computational Scientist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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  • Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. (Past-President), Board Member through 2019, Staff Scientist, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson AR
  • Ping Gong, Ph.D., Board Member through 2019, Research Biologist, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
  • Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D., Board Member through 2020, Assistant Professor, Indiana StateUniversity, Terra Haute, IN
  • Huixiao Hong, Ph.D., Board Member through 2020, Research Chemist, FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson, AR
  • Darin E. Jones, Ph.D., Board Member through 2021 Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
  • Prashanti Manda Ph.D., Board Member through 2021, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Mary Yang, Ph.D., Board Member through 2021, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
  • Jake Chen, Ph.D., Board Member through 2022, Professor & Associate Director, Informatics Institute, University of Alabama Brimingham, AL
  • Robert Doerkson, Ph.D., Board Member through 2022, Professor & Associate Dean, University of Mississippi, MS

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  • Ujwani Nukala, MS, Student Representative, Board Member through 2020, UALR/UAMS joint bioinformatics program, Little Rock, AR

 

*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
ex officio Board Member, Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Cesar M. Compadre, Ph.D., 12th President
ex officio Board Member, Professor,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D., 13th President
ex officio Board Member, Staff Scientist, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR

Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D., 14th President
ex officio Board Member, Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS