James Denvir, PhD

WV-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director

Marshall University
Bioinformatics Core Director
denvir@marshall.edu / (304) 696-7327

Dr. Denvir is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. He received his M.A. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1990, and M.Sc degree in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1994, both from the University of Warwick. After three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at Truman State University, he joined the faculty of Marshall University in 1998 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 

Dr. Denvir transitioned to the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at Marshall University in 2002 to fill a need for computational expertise arising in the Microarray Core Facility, mirroring a need seen across biomedical research institutions as the throughput of data generation in the field gathered pace. After an interlude at the Department of Statistics at West Virginia University from 2008-2011, he returned to Marshall University to accept a faculty position in Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Denvir currently serves as the Director of the WV-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Facility, providing analysis, management, and interpretation of high-throughput sequencing data for WV-INBRE investigators. His research interests include the application of genomics and genetics to complex disease, and reproducibility and robustness of data analyses in a high-throughput data environment. Dr. Denvir is the author and lecturer of the Biostatistics course in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.