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Marcus Sherman

Assistant Teaching Professor, Bioinformatics

Marcus D Sherman joined the Roux Institute as an assistant teaching professor of bioinformatics in August ‘22.

Marcus earned BS in biology with biomedical emphasis from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and his PhD in bioinformatics from the University of Michigan. Marcus’ early research was in structural variation of the human genome and genomics tool development. During his research, Marcus authored a tool called BAMnostic aimed at making genomic data analysis more accessible across multiple operating systems. However, Marcus found his passion in teaching and pivoted his dissertation work towards the study of the education of bioinformatics instead. Marcus’ research was divided between identifying bioinformatic threshold concepts and the development and operationalization of the Pedagogy of Interdisciplinary Science Education (POISE) training program. Additionally, Marcus is a strong ambassador for the Python programming language, being both a contributor to the Jupyter notebook ecosystem and staff member for the annual Python programming language conference: PyCon.

In addition to earning his Graduate Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan, Marcus has also been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor’s Award, the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement fellowship, the Rackham Merit fellowship, and the Research | Innovation | Scholarship | Education fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School.