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HSLS MolBio Workshops

Information & resources for hands-on bioinformatics classes.


This workshop on Data Wrangling in R will cover the more advanced topics in R programming for data analysis and graphics. Upon completion participants will be able to:

  • Import and export data
  • Merge datasets
  • Transform data
  • Create basic summaries of data

Seats are limited.  Preference will be given to faculty, students, and researchers in the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health).


Target Audience

R users with a working understanding of R basics seeking more advanced skills for using R for data analysis and graphics.

Prior to taking this course participants should be able to:

  • identify components of R interface,
  • perform simple calculations in R,
  • identify and compare data types in R,
  • use existing functions in R,
  • write simple functions in R, and
  • load external packages in R.


  • Introduction to R (MBIS Workshop) - This course will consist of a flipped classroom – a pre-recorded video and a hands-on workshop – which will cover the basics of R programming for data analysis and graphics.

Workshop Materials

PowerPoint, R Codes, and Data Folder

Software Registration


Jenna C Carlson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics


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