Informatics & Biostatistics

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The CTRI supports software for managing clinical trials and observational studies, as well as a tool, CRIQueT, to query clinical records. These services are provided free of charge to CTRI members. For details, visit Databases and Clinical Records.


The Biostatistics faculty and staff advise and collaborate with CTRI researchers on biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. In addition to common statistical tools, the faculty and staff have expertise in areas including reproducible research reporting, R Bioconductor, and high-performance computing. For details, visit Biostatistics.

Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides analysis in genomics technologies including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and the interpretation of genomics data. We offer analysis and consultation on epigenomics, as well. Our long-term plans include expansion of our services to proteomics and metabolomics. For details, visit CCBB.

Dr. Machado

Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD

Director of CTRI Biomedical Informatics

Department of Medicine

phone: (858) 822-4931

Dr. Koures

Anthony Koures, PhD

Chief Technology Officer
phone: (858) 657-1830

Dr. Xu

Ronghui (Lily) Xu, PhD

Director, Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Research
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and Department of Mathematics
Phone: (858) 657-5117

Dr. Frazer

Kelly Frazer, PhD


Division of Genome Information Sciences

Department of Pediatrics
phone: (858) 246-0208

Dr. Harismendy

Olivier Harismendy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Genetics, Next Generation DNA Sequencing, Genomic Technology

Department of Pediatrics
phone: (858) 246-0248

Dr. Wang

Wei Wang, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

phone: (858) 822-4240