Scott Emrich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Scott Emrich was the Director of Bioinformatics at the University of Notre Dame with a primary faculty appointment in Computer Science and Engineering and a courtesy appointment in Biological Sciences. He obtained his BS in Biology and Computer Science from Loyola College (MD) and his PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Iowa State University, where he was the recipient of the 2008 Zaffrano Prize for Graduate Research.
His research focuses on computational genomics/sequence analysis and related informatics with an emphasis on global health and ecological applications. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications including venues such as Science (2 covers), PNAS, Nature and Genome Research. He has four active awards from the NIH including leading roles on a NIAID contract (VectorBase) and a 2017 funded P01.
Ph.D. Iowa State University, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology