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David W. Elrod

Coordinator of Professional Science Masters (PSM) Programs
Phone: 616-331-8643 Email:


Ph.D. Western Michigan University, Computer-Aided Chemistry

Courses Taught:

CMB 250 Intro to Biotechnology

CMB 380/680 Intro to Bioinformatics

CMB 610 Foundations of Biotechnology

CMB/STA/CS 680 PSM Seminar

CS 661 Intro to Medical & Bioinformatics

CS 671 Information Visualization

Research Interests:

Bioinformatics, Information Visualization, Data Representation in Genomics/Proteomics, Protein Function Prediction

Selected Publications:

Chou, K. C. & Elrod, D. W. "Prediction of Enzyme Family Classes.", Journal of Proteome Research, 2, 183-190, 2003.

K.C. Chou and D.W. Elrod., "Protein Subcellular Location Prediction", Protein Engineering, 12, 107-118, 1999.

G.M. Maggiora, D.W. Elrod, and R.G. Trenary. "Computational Neural Networks as Model-Free Mapping Devices". J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 32, 732-741, 1992.

D.W. Elrod, G.M. Maggiora, and R.G. Trenary. "Applications of Neural Networks in Chemistry. 1. Prediction of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions." J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 30, 477-484, 1990.

P.F. Wiley, D.W. Elrod, D.J. Houser, J.L. Johnson, L.M. Pschigoda, W.C. Krueger, and A. Moscowitz. "Nogalamycin. Stereochemistry and Chemical Modification". J. Org. Chem. 44:4030-4038 (1979).