The objective of this service is to assist Digestive Health Center (DHC) investigators in the generation and use of genetic, genomic, and proteomic data for their ongoing and planned research initiatives. Faculty and staff from the Bioinformatics service will participate at many levels in planning, exploring, and converting DHC investigators' data into meaningful information and hypotheses by the use of appropriate genetic and statistical analyses and computational tools.


  • Design of Bulk and Single Cell Gene Expression Profiling Experiments
  • Quality Control, Normalization, and Statistical Data Analysis of Gene Expression Data Sets
  • Dissection of Regulatory Mechanisms by Computational Promoter Analysis, Chip Seq, and Encode Epigenetics Data
  • Pathway and Biological Network Analysis of GI Development, Function and Disease
  • Investigator Training

To obtain support contact Rebekah (Bekah) Karns, PhD (

DHC Subsidy

Consultation with Bioinformatics Staff on digestive disease projects is supported by the DHC. Extensive support requires further discussion with Bioinformatics Director.