Associate Professor Laurie Heyer came to Davidson in 2000 after a postdoctoral position in the Center for Computational and Experimental Genomics at the University of Southern California. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and was an operations research analyst before doctoral work at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Professor Heyer lectures widely on bioinformatics and regularly supervises student projects at the intersection of mathematics, biology, and computer science. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The second edition of her textbook with Professor Malcolm Campbell of Davidson's Department of Biology, Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics, was published in 2006. Professor Heyer is on sabbatical leave for 2012-13, visiting at the University of Victoria.
Davidson In Focus profile of Laurie Heyer