Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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BBC Administration

To inquire about services provided by the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility, please contact Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas, Interim Core Director, at 305-243-7990 or by email at Alternately, you may contact Lola Sumner, Core Administrator, at 305-243-3957 or by email at

Office: 305-243-3957
Fax: 305-243-5608
BBC Email:
BBC Website:

Meet the Staff

Nicholas Tsinoremas, Ph.D., Interim Core Director

Dr. Tsinoremas holds faculty appointments at the Miller School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University Of Leeds, UK. Before joining the University of Miami he served as Senior Director of Informatics at The Scripps Research Institute-Florida. There he recruited and managed the Informatics and IT groups for the newly formed Scripps Florida. In the past, he was Director of Computational Genomics and Genomic Discovery at Rosetta/Merck where he directed the project that combined informatics and computational approaches with gene expression profiling and genetics to discover, prioritize, and define drug target genes. Prior to working for Merck/Rosetta, Tsinoremas was the Vice-President of Genomics at DoubleTwist, Inc., where he determined the scientific direction of DoubleTwist’s bioinformatics applications and databases.

Lola Sumner, MAA, Core Administrator

Ms. Sumner is the Core Administrator for the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core. She obtained a Masters of Art Degree in Administration from Barry University. Her undergraduate degree, B.S. in Professional Administration with a Specialization in Information Technology, was also obtained at Barry University. Ms. Sumner is currently responsible for the management of the daily operations of the BBC to include revenue management, budget preparation, expenditure controls, procurement and inventory controls, and personnel administration. Additionally, she assists the core director with planning and implementing projects and services. Ms. Sumner has more than 10 years of experience with the administration of the cancer center procurement, budgeting, telecommunication, and network and computing help desk services.

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