Data Science Core (DSC)

The goal of the Data Science Core (DSC) is to integrate bioinformatics, biostatistics, and data science resources across Delaware INBRE partner institutions to increase access to critical expertise and cyberinfrastructure, strengthening the statewide environment for performing informatically-enabled biomedical research and training.

We operate under both collaborative and fee-for-service models, and are happy to work with investigators to find a solution that fits their needs and budget. Contact the Core ( for assistance planning your research or analyzing your current data.

Our bioinformaticians, data scientists, and BioIT specialists provide a wide range of services including:

The activities of DSC are guided by the Coordination Committee composed of representatives from each Delaware INBRE partner institution to provide a forum for inter-institutional discussion, goal setting, and growth. Working Groups are established to advance initiatives in our three areas of emphasis: Cyberinfrastructure, Education and Training, and Research Support.

Shawn Polson – Director of the DSC and Chair of the DSC Coordination Committee
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 or |  302-831-3235

DSC Coordination Committee


Claudine JurkovitzDirector of Clinical Research, Director of CRSN (DE-INBRE), Lead BERD Core (DE ACCEL-CTR)ChristianaCare
Ross BudziszewskiDE-INBRE Program ManagerChristianaCare
Michael BuoniInstructor, Biology – Owens CampusDelaware Technical Community College
John McDowellInstitutional DE-INBRE PI; Instructor, Biology and Chemistry – Stanton CampusDelaware Technical Community College
Hacene BoukariInstitutional DE-INBRE PI; Professor of PhysicsDelaware State University
Sokratis MakrogiannisAssoc. Prof, Physics and EngineeringDelaware State University
Tim BunnellDirector, Nemours Bioinformatics Core FacilityNemours Children’s Health
Shawn PolsonDirector, DSC; Associate Professor & Director, UD Bioinformatics Data Science CoreUniversity of Delaware
Cathy WuProfessor and Director, Data Science Institute; Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational BiologyUniversity of Delaware
Susan County-BuckAssistant Professor, School of NursingUniversity of Delaware
Suzanne MilbourneAssociate Chiefs of Staff for Research and DevelopmentWilmington VA Medical Center
Tanveer QureshiChief of Primary CareWilmington VA Medical Center