Our team

Manuel Garber

Manuel Garber, PhD 
Bioinformatics Core Director

Associate Professor
Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology 
Program in Molecular Medicine

Manuel Garber directs the day-to-day operations of the bioinformatics core; he has extensive experience in the application and analysis of high throughput sequencing data and has pioneered methods for RNA-Seq and ChIP-seq analysis. The Garber Lab uses sequence data to study the evolution of non-coding elements of the mammalian genome.

 Alper Kucukural

Alper Kucukural, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Bioinformatics Core
Program in Molecular Medicine

Alper joined the bioinformatics core in June 2013. Currently, he designs and implements reusable, robust and production grade bioinformatics analysis pipelines and pipeline generation tools for processing next-generation sequencing data that support researchers in UMass Medical School.


Nicholas Merowsky, BS
Bioinformatics Core

Nick joined the bioinformatics core in March 2015. His experience includes working with and customizing RNA-sequencing pipelines. He is also interested in a variety of sequence alignment tools and algorithms. Currently Nick is helping create/curate a variety of tools within the bioinformatics core.

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