James Coker

Dr. Coker is an associate professor and the program chair for the Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Specializations within the Biotechnology Master’s Program at the University of Maryland University College. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where his laboratory studied the various adaptations organisms make to thrive in extreme conditions. Before that he worked at the Center of Marine Biotechnology studying the information transfer apparatus of the halophilic archaea. He is an active member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Bioinformatic and Bioengineering Technical Committee's task force on Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering. He earned his PhD from Penn State University.

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Statistical Analysis in Bioinformatics (edX)

Learn basic R programming to analyze biological big data to locate genes, perform simulations, and gauge the effect of specific markers. Improvements in modern biology have led to a rapid increase in sensitivity and measurability in experiments and have reached the point where it is often impossible for a [...]
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Proteins: Alignment, Analysis and Structure (edX)

Learn about proteins and the important role structure plays in their function as you learn how to analyze and align protein sequences. Proteins play a very important role in all organisms. In fact, most of the work that happens inside every cell happens because a specific protein is employed [...]
Average: 8 ( 2 votes )