Benjamin VanderSluis joined the Center for Computational Biology’s Genomics group in 2015 to research data integration methods and prediction approaches for functional genomic data, as well as to conduct research on other bioinformatics projects. Before coming to the foundation, VanderSluis was a postdoctoral associate in the functional genomics laboratory of Chad L. Myers, associate professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His work there focused on mapping and interpreting the genetic interaction network in yeast, and on integrating diverse functional data to predict gene function. VanderSluis holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in computer science, also from the University of Minnesota.