Dr. Lana Garmire is a tenure track faculty in translational bioinformatics. She obtained the MA degree in Statistics (2005) and PhD degree in Comparartive Biochemistry (Computational Biology focus, 2007), both from UC-Berkeley. She then did her postdoctoral training (2008-2011) under the joint mentorship of Prof. Shankar Subramaniam in the Bioengineering Dept. and Prof. Christopher Glass in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC-San Diego. She worked for one year as a senior computational scientist in Asuragen Inc (a spin-off of Ambion, the RNA company), and won the first bioinformatics NIH SBIR grant for the company. She resumed the tenure-track faculty postion in the University of Hawaii Cancer Center since 2012. Dr. Garmire collaborates with a variety of top researchers nationally and internationally, and has published productively since the faculty appointment. She has received 2.3M funding provided by: Pilot Project Program of NIH/NIGMS COBRE III 5 P30 GM103341-02, Collaboration Enhancement Award from NIMHD 5 U54 MD008149-07, Hawaii Community Foundation, NIH/NIGMS P20 COBRE and NIH/BD2K K01 award.