Scott A. Givan, Ph.D.

Director, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core


Dr. Scott Givan is an informatics expert with more than two decades of experience analyzing, summarizing and visualizing large, multidimensional biological datasets and managing informatics cores and high-performance computing infrastructures.

He earned his Ph.D. in biology from University of Oregon, and subsequently served in a number of informatics management and faculty roles. Prior to joining Van Andel Institute in 2019 as director of its Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core, he was the associate director of the Informatics Research Core Facility at University of Missouri. While there, he served as co-PI or co-investigator on grants that supported research into GABA receptor expression, anti-human papilloma virus drug-DNA interactions and the genetic relationship between plant morphology and seed amino acid characteristics. He also participated in numerous projects dealing with metagenomics, microbiomics, genome assembly and annotation and transcriptomics.

His work has been published in numerous high-impact journals, including Science, Nature, Genome Biology and Nucleic Acids Research.