Our division formulates and applies algorithms that help researchers understand how a metagenome’s encoded information determines its behavior and characteristics.


Our bioinformatics and computational biology research covers:

  • genome and proteome sequence annotation and analysis
  • metagenomics
  • structural bioinformatics (molecular structure, function and interactions)
  • functional genomics
  • network/systems bioinformatics
  • evolutionary bioinformatics
  • clinical bioinformatics
  • biomolecular design
  • nanobiotechnology

Resources and Equipment

UB’s Center for Computational Research reserves approximately 1,500 CPU cores for our divisional investigators’ use.

We also use the center's web and database servers, which provide public access to the algorithms we develop.

Training Opportunities

At our investigators’ discretion, we accept trainees from high school students to postdoctoral fellows.

You’ll help advance our research by contributing to one or more of the following areas:

  • programming
  • scripting
  • web server development and application
  • algorithm development for protein structure modeling and simulation (including docking)
  • analysis
  • application of bioinformatics algorithms to biological problems


We offer our bioinformatics expertise to collaborating investigators.

Chief, Division of Bioinformatics

Samudrala, Ram

Ram Samudrala, PhD

Professor and Chief, Division of Bioinformatics

77 Goodell St Gateway Building Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-888-4858



Gateway Building
77 Goodell Street
Buffalo, NY 14203