In This Installment of Access the Experts
School of Interdisciplinary Informatics Associate Professor Dario Ghersi, Ph.D., answers the question: “How do the police use ancestry DNA databases to solve crimes?”
An expert in bioinformatics related fields, Ghersi holds research interests in cancer genomics, structural bioinformatics, and small molecule bioinformatics.
He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University from 2010 to 2014, where he worked on large-scale genome sequencing data. In 2011 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. He joined the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, and currently serves as the bioinformatics program curriculum chair.
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