Education
I have been teaching bioinformatics courses for the past 15 years and I have a strong record in developing bioinformatics curriculum and new certification or graduate programs in bioinformatics.  I have developed and taught a number of graduate-level courses in bioinformatics at SUNY-Albany and UNMC.  I also developed the core curriculum for a ‘Bioinformatics Certification Program’ in 2001 at University of California San Diego extension (UCSD Ext.) and received the ‘Instructor of the year award’ in 2003 from this program. See the list of courses developed and taught by me.
 Recently, I played a key role in the development of newly approved Biomedical Informatics (BMI) graduate program, which is a joint program between UNMC and UNO (University of Nebraska at Omaha) campuses.  Currently, I serve as a member of the Joint BMI Graduate Program Coordination Committee, and also as the Director of the Bioinformatics Track in the BMI program at UNMC.  Currently, I supervise six PhD students in my laboratory.