Course Information

Course Goal: This course is designed to introduce future biological scientists and physicians to bioinformatics tools, analysis methods, "systems thinking," and simple computer scripting. Upon completion of the course, students should be more comfortable working with the vast amounts of biomedical information that will be relevant to their work in the coming decades.

Time and location: Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45, in Halligan 111B
Instructor: Prof. Donna Slonim
Email: slonim at
Address: Halligan Hall 161 College Ave, Medford MA 02155
Office: Room 107B Halligan Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3-5pm and Fridays, 9:30-11am, or by appointment. Note: no office hours on Friday 9/6; contact me if you want to meet!

Teaching Assistants:
Undergraduate TAs: Yingjie Ling and Keshav Joshi

Contact Info

The fastest way to get a response to a question is to use the course Piazza page; questions can be answered by any student or staff member, or can be limited to instructors or even asked anonymously. You may also send private questions to the course staff email: This address reaches all the course staff, including instructors and teaching assistants.