Gibas, Cynthia

Gibas, Cynthia


Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Bioinformatics 355

Degree Institution: University of Illinois
Degree: Ph.D. Biophysics and Computational Biology 1996


Dr. Cynthia Gibas received the Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. She subsequently worked as a bioinformatics analyst and programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In 1999, she took a faculty position at Virginia Tech and was involved in the development of their Bioinformatics graduate programs and the initial formation of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. In 2005, she moved to UNC Charlotte. Her expertise is in genomic data analysis, visualization and integration with experience in analysis of next-gen sequencing data, genome assembly, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, molecular biophysics, and molecular modeling. Google Scholar Profile

Research Description:

Investigating the impact of human activity on the microbiomes of land and waterways in the Charlotte metropolitan area. A survey of the wastewater microbiome from inputs to effluents is underway, along with measurements of ambient antibiotic content in the waste we produce. Joint effort with Depts. of Biological Science, Geography and Earth Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Gibas' other research interests computational genomics, microbial communities, evolution of pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance in environmental microbiomes.


Research Area: 
DNA Microarray Analysis
DNA Microarray Experiment Design