Computational Biology Core (CBC)

Computational Biology Core (CBC)

The Computational Biology Core (CBC) housed in the Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut provides computational power and technical support to UConn researchers and affiliates. We collaborate with the Center for Genome Innovation (CGI) and Proteomics Core to provide full support to the research community.

We provide free community support through our Slack channel, data therapy sessions, and consultations. Please contact to request software installs, server accounts, or a meeting. We encourage researchers to reach out to us if you have any questions about future experiments and how best to plan for downstream analysis.


General Contact



Jill Wegrzyn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and CBC Director
Gant Building Rm 409W

Vijender Singh, Ph.D.

Lead Bioinformatics Scientist/Associate Director (UCH)
UConn Health

Noah Reid, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor/Bioinformatics Scientist
Engineering Science Bldg Rm 315

Mia Nahom

Bioinformatics Technician
Engineering Science Bldg Rm 315




Software installed on the Xanadu cluster is available for public use without restriction.  Users must be comfortable in a Unix environment and understand how to properly submit jobs.

This list is updated infrequently. For a list of the latest software/versions please log in to the Xanadu cluster and type module avail at the terminal prompt.

Request additional information, accounts, and software installs for Xanadu here.

For detailed information:



NCBI BLAST database indexes are updated on a bi-weekly basis and available to users with an account on the cluster.  Genome indexes for short read aligners are updated on request.  Older versions are not maintained but if you require a specific version of a database or one not listed here, please contact us.

For detailed information:



Education and Tutorials

Staff provide training and consultation in the use of bioinformatics tools at no charge.  Current education opportunties are described here. For a list of available tutorials, please see here.


Other Services 

Campus Address

Engineering and Science Building
Room 306C
Storrs Campus

Mailing Address

67 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3258
Storrs, CT 06269-3258 USA