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 Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45, either in Halligan 108 or Halligan 122 (computer lab) depending on what we are doing that day (see schedule).
Instructor: Prof. Donna Slonim
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Address: Halligan Hall 161 College Ave, Medford MA 02155
Office: Room 107B Halligan Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 and Thursdays, 1:30-2:45, or by appointment.

Teaching Assistants:
graduate TA: Xinmeng Li
undergraduate lab TA: Amber Chevannes
Grad TA office hours: Tuesdays 2-4pm in Halligan TA office

Contact Info

The fastest way to get a response to a question is to use the course email account. It is This address reaches all the course staff, including instructors and teaching assistants.