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Dr. Marjan Trutschl, a graduate of UMass Lowell’s Computer Science doctoral program, was recently named the Abe Sadoff Distinguished Chair in Bioinformatics at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS).

Prior to joining LSUS, Dr. Trutschl (MS 1997, ScD 2002) and his wife, Dr. Urska Cvek, also a UML graduate (MBA 2007, ScD 2004), worked as research assistants at the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research under the mentorship of Professor Georges Grinstein.

During that time, Grinstein, Trutschl, Cvek, and other group members co-founded Anvil, Inc., a bioinformatics data mining and visualization software firm.

In 2002, Drs. Trutschl and Cvek accepted faculty positions in the Computer Science Department at LSUS.  Dr. Trutschl also became Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.  In 2003, they co-founded the Laboratory for Advanced Biomedical Informatics at LSUS and, in 2006, were named its co-directors.

Dr. Trutschl is now Associate Professor of Computer Science, co-director of the Laboratory for Advanced Biomedical Informatics at LSUS and Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology at LSUHSC-S.  

He has received several awards including Outstanding Research Award (LSUS, 2005), Circle of Excellence Award (LSUS, 2009) and Distinguished Researcher Award (NCRR/IDEA Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, 2010).

His research focuses on data visualization, biomedical informatics, neural networks, data mining and cluster and distributed computing and is funded by NIH, NSF, Department of Defense, several pharmaceutical companies and other organizations.

Drs. Trutschl and Cvek will co-chair the MediViz Symposium at the International Conference on Information Visualization in France this summer.

Dr. Marjan Trutschl

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