Megan Higgs

A Message from Megan Higgs

MT INBRE Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Core Director


“Biomedical research spans many disciplines and relies on incredible diversity in study designs, experimental and observational methods, and analyses.  Given the complex systems under study and data collected, interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the research process is crucial to success.

Montana INBRE invests heavily in the infrastructure needed for statistical collaboration and facilitates a network of experts and resources to connect researchers to other bioinformatics consulting, computational, data visualization, and analysis needs.  The importance of research design and analysis planning is emphasized, as well as integrity in data collection, management and interpretation.

Click the links below to learn more about how the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core is promoting collaboration across disciplines, advancing education, and supporting research excellence throughout Montana."

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Goals:

  • Maintain and support the Statistical Consulting and Research Services (SCRS) Bioinformatics Teaching, Research Lab and Systems Biology Computational Cluster
  • Offer tutorials, workshops and courses to promote the use of bioinformatics tools and expose students to bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Engage in one-on-one biostatistical collaborations and bioinformatical technical support and mentoring
  • Collaborate with social science research laboratories to provide research resources to social and behavioral scientists
  • Promote collaborations with biostatisticians and bioinformaticians early in the research process due to the importance of research design and analysis planning
  • Promote data integrity and mindful use of statistical methods in practice






Core Facility Links

* INBRE-supported core facilities