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
Assistant Professor

Program in Molecular Medicine
Bioinformatics Core

Alper 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.


Onur Yukselen
Bioinformatician II
Bioinformatics Core

Onur joined the bioinformatics core in November 2017. Currently, he develops user-friendly bioinformatics tools for processing next-generation sequencing data.