VCU Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Vetria Byrd

  Home Institution
University of Alabama
  Birmingham AL

  Home mentor
  Anthony Skjellum
  Computer and Information Sciences
  Interests: High Performance Computing

The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity

VCU Lifesciences Building
1000 West Carey Street

VCU mentor
Dr. Tarynn M. Witten, Ph.D., FGSA
Senior Fellow, Director, R & D
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity


Characteristic Interests and Activities
Computer Science; Bioinformatics

Research Interests:  Scientific Data Visualization

Prior Research
Developed algorithm to facilitate digital subtraction of dental radiographs


Semiautomated image registration for digital subtraction radiography.” Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology 85:473-8, 1998. [PubMed]

BBSI Research Proposals
2004 Summer Proposal [PDF Format]

Academic year 2004/2005: Multivariate High Dimensional Visualization and Analysis
of Microarray Data Incorporating Simultaneous Spatial and Temporal Components and Temporal Components  [PDF Format]

2005 Summer Proposal: [PDF Format]

Microarray Reference Reading List  (to be posted)

BBSI Research Presentations

Final Research Paper [PDF Format]

Final Presentation [PDF Format]

BBSI Presentations

2005 BBSI Paper Presentation (July 14, 2005):  Array-A-Lizer:  A serial DNA microarray quality analyzer.  Petri, A., Fleckner, J., and Matthiessen, M.W. BMC Bioinformatics 5:12, 2004. [Presentation]

2004 BBSI Paper Presentation (July 16, 2004):  Finkelstein, A., Hetherington, J., Li, L., Margoninski, O., Saffery, P., Seymour, R. and Warner, A. Computational Challenges of Systems Biology, IEEE Computer 26-33, 2004.  

Coming Events



Invited Talks

Bioinformatics Seminar Series for McNair Scholars

Talladega College, Talladega Alabama

Lecture #1 (March 15, 2005):  An Introduction to Bioinformatics & It’s Applications

Lecture #2 (March 29, 2005):  Bioinformatics:  Research, Workshops & Internships


Professional Memberships


2002 – Present     Association for Computing Machinery

2002 – Present     IEEE Computer Society

2001 – Present     Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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