Attending the bioinformatics graduate program, at the School of Engineering has greatly benefited my career, and I would advise anyone interested in the field of bioinformatics to consider applying. The intensive curriculum provided me with a very broad skill-set including, but not limited to, functional annotation, statistical analysis, algorithm development / analysis, as well as genomics and proteomics.
Since graduating in 2011, I have held two positions as a Bioinformatics Software Developer. The skills I acquired while attending NYU allowed me to excel in both positions. I can say with the utmost certainty that my bioinformatics career would not be where it is today, had I not attended this program.
-Matt Shoa-Azar, Class of 2011
The extensive and well designed curriculum for bioinformatics at the School of Engineering helped me understand the core concepts in the field of bioinformatics. Practical experience in analysis of next generation sequence data, object oriented approach to data mining and projects in various enterprise data systems were essential to gear up for the challenges in the industry as a person from a purely biological background with no experience in computational tools or methods.
-Sunil Puranik, Class of 2013
The bioinformatics program at NYU School of Engineering has been a unique and rewarding experience. From the moment you start classes, the professors waste no time in indulging you in the challenging yet interesting curriculum, which is comprised of a combination of well-developed courses in computer programming, statistics, and biological applications. I found that, the further I progressed in my studies, all the pieces began to come together and I could see how much I had truly learned since my first day.
The bioinformatics program even helped to provide me with field experience in bioinformatics and data analysis, so I could obtain some exposure to the nature of an industrial bioinformatics environment. I am grateful for this program; for its thorough curriculum, and diligent educators; and feel prepared for whatever challenges I may face.
-Michael D’Eletto, Class of 2014
The bioinformatics program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering focuses on current techniques in Next Generation Sequence Analysis and offers tailored courses suited to each student's strengths and interests. Personally, this has helped me transform my skills to industry-readiness and make significant connections to important people in academia.
-Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Class of 2014
I’m working for Leido’s Biomedical Research Inc. as a bioinformatics analyst. I work in a group that provides NGS sequencing service for the National Cancer Institute. My job is to develop NGS data, i.e, Illumina Hiseq/Miseq data, analysis pipeline to perform data management, sequence QC, alignment, coverage analysis, and variant identification. We are using a lot of programming languages and tools that were introduced or taught to me when I was in the MS bioinformatics program at the School of Engineering. I feel lucky that I was given the opportunity to study in this program and l learned so many skills that have benefitted my career path.
-Wen Luo, Class of 2011