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About Elizabeth Shoop

Shoop specializes in Bioinformatics, specifically database management and warehousing. Before coming to Macalester in 2001, she worked as a Post-doctoral and Research Associate at the University of Minnesota in the Computational Biology Centers. She helped coordinate research on data from the human genome project, developing data warehouses and directing the development of data analysis and visualization tools.
Shoop received a NSF Research Opportunity Award for the proposal entitled Interactive Software Tools for Multiple Genome Comparison and Exploration, as well as a grant from Nevin Young and Steven Cannon from the University of Minnesota's Digital Technology Initiative for a project entitled: Client-Server Tools for Combining Biological Ontologies, Genome Sequence Comparisons and Evolutionary Data. The results of her research has appeared in high quality journals such as Bioinformatics. Shoop has taught courses on Database Systems, Internet Programming, Object-Rriented Programming, Software Development, Operating Systems, Bioinformatics and Introduction to Computing.
EDUCATION: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Shoop has been teaching at Macalester since 2001.


Present Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Macalester College


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  • Computer Science II
  • Topics in Computer Scienc
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 232
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6455


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