Board of Directors

Current MCBIOS Board (2018-2019)

Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D., President
Board Member through 2021
Professor of Biology
Director of Bioinformatics
University of Memphis, Memphis TN

Weida Tong, Ph.D. President-Elect 
Board member through 2022  
Division Director, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics 
FDA National Center for Toxicology Research Jefferson AR

Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D., Past-President 
Board Member through 2020 
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine 
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MSJefferson AR

Cesar Compadre, Ph.D., Treasurer
Professor, Board Member through 2021
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Inimary Toby, Ph.D., Secretary 
Board Member through 2020
Senior Computational Scientist
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Board Members
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D. (Past-President)
Board Member through 2019
Staff Scientist
FDA National Center for Toxicology Research Jefferson AR

Ping Gong, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2019
Research Biologist
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS

Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2020
Assistant Professor
Indiana StateUniversity, Terra Haute, IN

Huixiao Hong, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2020
Research Chemist
FDA National Center for Toxicology Research, Jefferson, AR

Darin E. Jones, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2021
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Prashanti Manda Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2021
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Mary Yang, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2021
Associate Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Jake Chen, Ph.D.
Board Member through 2022
Professor & Associate Director
Informatics Institute, University of Alabama Brimingham, AL
Robert Doerkson, Ph.D. 
Board Member through 2022
Professor & Associate Dean
University of Mississippi, MS
Ujwani Nukala, MS, Student Representative
Board Member through 2020
UALR/UAMS joint bioinformatics program
Little Rock, AR
MCBIOS Past Presidents
Steven F. Jennings, Ph.D., 1st President
ex officio Board Member
Professor, Department of Information Science University Arkansas at Little Rock
http://bioinformatics.ualr.edu/jennings
William Slikker, Jr., Ph.D., 2nd President
ex officio Board Member
Director, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR
http://www.fda.gov/nctr/
Stephen Winters-Hilt, Ph.D., 3rd President
ex officio Board Member
Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Orleans Director, Nanopore Biophysics Lab, Research Institute for Children
http://www.cs.uno.edu/~winters
Jonathan Wren, Ph.D., 4th President
ex officio Board Member
Assistant Member Arthritis & Immunology Department Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
http://www.omrf.org/OMRF/Research/09/WrenJ.asp
Dawn Wilkins Ph.D., 5th President
ex officio Board Member
Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer and Information Science University of Mississippi
http://john.cs.olemiss.edu/~dwilkins/
Daniel Berleant, Ph.D., 6th President
ex officio Board Member
Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Science University Arkansas at Little Rock
http://ifsc.ualr.edu/jdberleant
Ulisses Braga-Neto, Ph.D., 7th President
ex officio Board Member
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 
http://www.ece.tamu.edu/~ulisses/
Doris M. Kupfer, Ph.D.,  8th President
ex officio Board Member
Research Scientist
Functional Genomics Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, FAA, Oklahoma City, OK
Ed Perkins, Ph.D.,  9th President
ex officio Board Member
Senior Research Scientist
Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
Andy D. Perkins, Ph.D., 10th President
ex officio Board Member
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville MS
Chaoyang (Joe) Zhang, Ph.D., 11th President
ex officio Board Member
Professor
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
Chaoyang (Joe) Zhang, Ph.D., 11th President
ex officio Board Member
Professor
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
Cesar M. Compadre, Ph.D., 12th President
ex officio Board Member
Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D., 13th President
ex officio Board Member
Staff Scientist
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR
Bindu Nanduri, Ph.D., 14th President
ex officio Board Member
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS