Director Bioinformatics Services Division
Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Senior Research Advisor, University of North Carolina System
Cory R. Brouwer, PhD, is Director of the Bioinformatics Services Division, Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte, and Senior Research Advisor for the UNC System to the North Carolina Research Campus. He serves on the Charlotte Regional Advisory Board for NC Biotech and is also Co-Director of the Plant Pathway Elucidation Project (P2EP), an innovative public/private consortium on the North Carolina Research Campus. Before coming to UNC Charlotte, he was leading a global computational biology group for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer out of their Sandwich, UK research campus located southeast of London. During his tenure at Pfizer, he led efforts in data integration, text mining, collaborative knowledge building and scientific software development supporting genomics and systems biology. He also was an active promoter of pre-competitive collaboration within the pharma industry and served as co-chair of the Knowledge and Information Services domain of the Pistoia Alliance, a cross-pharma precompetitive standards organization. He joined Pfizer from Curagen Corporation, where he led software projects in the area of gene expression, proteomics and toxicoinformatics. He gained his AgBio experience at Pioneer Hi-Bred, Intl, Inc. working as a computational biologist focusing on genetics and comparative genomics. He received his BS in Biology and PhD in Molecular Biology from Iowa State University.