Dr. Jake Y. Chen is a Professor of Genetics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also the Chief Bioinformatics Officer of UAB's Informatics Institute and Head of the Informatics Section of the Genetics Department. He holds a BS degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. He has more than 20 years of research experience in biological data mining, systems biology, and translational bioinformatics, with more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. Prior to join UAB, he holds tenured faculty positions at Indiana University and Purdue University.