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Scott Emrich

Scott Emrich

Research Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Research Associate Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-0353

Office: 211B Cushing Hall


Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University, 2007

B.S., Biology and Computer Science, Loyola College in Maryland, 2002


I received a BS in Biology and Computer Science from Loyola College in Maryland and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Iowa State University (ISU). Upon graduation, I received a ISU Research Excellence award and the university-wide Zaffrano Prize for Graduate Research. In August 2007, I joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame (ND). 

My research interests include genome-focused informatics, data-parallel bioinformatics, and arthropod genomics (VectorBase and i5K Consortia). Specifically, my group is largely focusing on non-model genome analysis with applications to global health and ecology. This is collaborative work with multiple faculty members in Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry. We also collaborate with ND Profs. Thain and Milenkovic on distributed bioinformatics tools and systems-oriented biology, respectively.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Computational biology, bioinformatics, and high-performance computing.


How the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Helps Solve Health and Other Research Questions

October 21, 2016

When it comes to battling disease and maintaining healthy environments, DNA sequencing can be imperative to success. At the University of Notre Dame, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility supports research in many areas that increasingly rely on DNA sequencing, including cancer biology, vector-borne diseases, the development of drug and antibiotic resistance, monitoring invasive species, and much more.

NIH Renews Funding for VectorBase Program at Notre Dame

December 9, 2014

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed funding for VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource center based at the University of Notre Dame since 2004 that manages genomic information on arthropods and other invertebrates that transmit human pathogens.

Emrich, Milenkovic Receive NIH Supplement

May 4, 2012

Professor Scott Emrich has received two years of funding to support a new collaboration between his NIH-funded computational group and R01-funded experimentalist Professor Patricia Clark (Chemistry and Biochemistry). CSE Professor Tijana Milenkovic will collaborate on this project. Over these two years she and a partially supported member of her Notre Dame Complex Networks Lab will develop a new algorithmic framework for network analysis to study the potential interplay between codon usage and their topological positions.