Bioinformatics Healthcare Informatics and Data Science Network of Delaware (BIND)

The goal of the Bioinformatics Healthcare Informatics and Data Science Network of Delaware (BIND) is to integrate bioinformatics and biostatistics resources across Delaware INBRE partner institutions to increase access to critical expertise and cyberinfrastructure, strengthening the statewide environment for performing informatically-enabled life science research and training.
The activities of BIND are guided by a steering committee composed of representatives from each Delaware INBRE partner institution.  Working Groups established in three areas of emphasis: Cyberinfrastructure, Education and Training, and Research provide forums for inter-institutional discussion and growth.



Shawn Polson – Director BIND
Director, CBCB Bioinformatics Core Facility, UD
Manager, NECC Shared Data Center at UD
Assoc. Professor, Depts. Computer & Info. Sci., Plant & Soil Sci  and Biological Sci., UD  |  302-831-3235


Steering Committee


Member Title Organization
Claudine Jurkovitz Director of Clinical Research, Director of CRSN (DE-INBRE), Lead BERD Core (DE ACCEL-CTR) ChristianaCare
Ross Budziszewski DE-INBRE Program Manager ChristianaCare
Michael Buoni Instructor, Biology – Owens Campus Delaware Technical Community College
John McDowell Institutional DE-INBRE PI; Instructor, Biology and Chemistry – Stanton Campus Delaware Technical Community College
Hacene Boukari Institutional DE-INBRE PI; Professor of Physics Delaware State University
Sokratis Makrogiannis Assoc. Prof, Physics and Engineering Delaware State University
Tim Bunnell Director, Nemours Bioinformatics Core Facility Nemours Hospital for Children
Andy Kolb Director Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Nemours Hospital for Children
Shawn Polson Director, BiND; Associate Professor and Director, UD Bioinformatics Core University of Delaware
Cathy Wu Professor and Director, Data Science Institute; Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology University of Delaware
Susan County-Buck Assistant Professor, School of Nursing University of Delaware
Suzanne Milbourne Associate Chiefs of Staff for Research and Development Wilmington VA Medical Center
Tanveer Qureshi Chief of Primary Care Wilmington VA Medical Center