How to Apply

The Applied Bioinformatics minor is designed for students attending WAU and pursuing degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Information Systems. If you are interested in applying to WAU, please contact the Admissions office.

All students who would like to become part of the WAU Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program and obtain a minor in Applied Bioinformatics must first meet with the Coordinator of the program.  Appointments can be made by phone or via e-mail. Approved students will be expected to periodically meet with the Coordinator of the BIP program and attend BIP seminars held during the academic year.  If you should have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment to meet with the Program Coordinator, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Anton Dormer
Program Coordinator, Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program 
Washington Adventist University
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program
Science Building 102E
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone(301) 891-4229


Biology Department

L. Melvin Roberts, PhD, Chair
Glen H. Bennett, PhD
Nellie McKenzie, PharmD
Melinda Ekkens-Villanueva, PhD
Anthony G. Futcher, PhD

For program information, contact:

Dr. Melinda Ekkens-Villanueva
Phone: 301-891-4462
Fax: 301-270-1618
Room 102D, Science Building