Dr. Trupti Joshi is the Director of Translational Bioinformatics at the School of Medicine Medical Research Office and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has appointments as Core Faculty with MU Informatics Institute (MUII), Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) and Department of Computer Science. Her expertise is in the areas of bioinformatics and its application to plants sciences, animal sciences, biomedical sciences and health informatics fields. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, followed by Advanced degree in Bioinformatics, both from highly reputable universities in India. Following this she obtained her MS degree in Bioinformatics from University of Tennessee and her Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from University of Missouri. She has published more than 50 journal publications including NAR, Nature, BMC Genomics, Bioinformatics, OMICS, PLOS One, etc. and Book Chapters in Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics: Techniques, Methods and Application and Genomics Protocols volume of Methods in Molecular Biology.