Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioinformatics

Program Coordinator: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic

Course Requirements:
The required curriculum for completion of the program consists of a total of 12 courses = 36 credits

  • 5 Bioinformatics Core Courses (15 credit hours) 
  • 3 Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Core Courses (9 credit hours) 
  • 2 Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
  • Research and Seminar (6 credits)
  • Current Topics in Bioinformatics (3 credits) 
  • Thesis Seminar in Bioinformatics (3 credits)

Other Requirements:
In addition, students must:

  • Pass Comprehensive Exam and Defend Thesis. 
  • A student must be registered for the semester in which degree requirements are completed. 
  • Students have up to five years to complete the Bioinformatics Program.

Current Students:

May Alabdulrahman <maala7@morgan.edu>; Thesis advisor Dr. Md Rahman
Ayat Kutbi <aykut1@morgan.edu>; Thesis advisor Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta
Oluwole Olaku <olola33@morgan.edu>; Thesis advisor Dr. Md Rahman
Lauren Rea <larea1@morgan.edu>; Thesis advisor Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Sabitha Schools <sasch1@morgan.edu>; Thesis advisor Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic


The MS in Bioinformatics Program Alumni:

George Keru Mukira
Thesis Title: Computational Methods for Analysis of Genomic Databases for the Identification of Complex Trait Genes Causing Essential Hypertension
Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wachira
Thesis Defense Date: May 2006

Jada Lashawn Lewis
Thesis Title: Bioinformatics Analysis of Proteins Associated with Human Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Eric Sakk
Thesis Defense Date: December 2006

Catherine Nairimu Ng'ang'a
Thesis Title: Comparison of dChip and Affymetrix Microarray Analysis: NRF-1 and PGC-1 Gene Expression in Type II Diabetes
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Eric Sakk
Thesis Defense Date: December, 2006

Ayanna Moyra Alexander
Thesis Title: The Non-invariance of Pattern Recognition Measures Using Neural Networks as Applied to the Protein Secondary Structure Prediction Problem
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Eric Sakk
Thesis Defense Date: March 20, 2008

Patrick Kweku Inkoom
Thesis Title: A Connection of Quantum Computation and DNA Computation using the Bloch Sphere
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: April 05, 2010

Helene Nguewou-Hyousse
Thesis Title: Perl Implementation of a Contact-Waiting Time Metric for RNA Folding
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta
Thesis Defense Date: December 14, 2010

Iyanuoluwa Emmanuel Odebode
Thesis Title: The Application of Information Retrieval Techniques to the Mining of Bioinformatics Data
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Eric Sakk
Thesis Defense Date: September 19, 2011

Fitzroy D. Nembhard
Thesis Title: Parallel Sorting of Biological Sequences using the Intel® Concurrent Collections
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: March 12, 2012

Roshan Paudel
Thesis Title: Biological Sequence Analysis Using Hadoop/Mapreduce as a Distributed Computing Model
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: March 2012

Enock Bonyi
Thesis Title: A MOLECULAR MODELING APPROACH TOWARDS THE DISCOVERY OF INHIBITORS FOR RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS NUCLEOCAPSID PROTEIN
Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Wachira
Thesis Defense Date: December 06, 2012

Hassane K. Drabo
Thesis Title: Formalization of the Transcription and Translation Processes by Turing Machines
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: October 2015

Babatunde Fashola
Thesis Title: A Distributed Search of Biological Databases
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: October 2015

Anup Bhattarai
A Computational Approach to RNA Sequencing for Secondary Structure Prediction
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
Thesis Defense Date: October 2016