Dara Kusic, PhD

Bioinformatics Research Scientist, Application Developer   

My recent work in informatics has had a focus on the Camden Opioid Research Initiative (CORI), a state of New Jersey-funded project that investigates factors that contribute to opioid use disorder and overdose, and how genetic and non-genetic information can be used in the prevention or treatment of this disease. I contribute to this project as an application developer, data analyst, and bioinformatics researcher.

Prior to and concurrently with CORI, I mine data collected through the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC), a research study that explored the usefulness of genetic information in clinical decision-making and health management, to search for associations between genetic data and health outcomes and phenotypes. 

My background in modeling genotype-phenotype associations enables me to contribute to the proposal studying neonatal outcomes in response to medication treatments for opioid neonatal abstinence syndrome by analyzing the low-pass sequencing data that will be collected to assess any links between health outcome and genetic information that may influence how an infant responds to medication treatment.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

PhD - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

MS - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

BS - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

BA - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


PubMed - My Bibliography