Gladys K. Andino

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Senior Scientific Applications Analyst

YONG 907
(765) 49-40935

Gladys is currently a Senior Scientific Applications Analyst in Research Computing at Purdue University. While providing computing expertise to students, staff and faculty with her advanced knowledge of bioinformatics software, analysis, and pipelines, she also provides instruction related to Unix and HPC – both in standalone workshops and as a lecturer in academic courses. With other female members of the Research Computing team, she founded the first Purdue’s Women in HPC program. Gladys actively participates with student-mentor programs at Purdue as well as in academic and professional conferences. In addition, she serves as editor for a peer-reviewed journal in her research field.

Her PhD research involved examining gene expression and viral concentration in Varroa mites, one of the principal causes of honey bee hive collapses worldwide. An entomologist by training, her doctoral work integrated computational bioinformatics and high-performance computing techniques from the ground up. With a passion for both learning and teaching, Gladys helps guide the next generation of researchers as a computational life sciences specialist for Purdue’s Research Computing.


  • Ph.D., Entomology, Purdue University (2014).
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Pan-American School of Agriculture Zamorano, Honduras (2002).

Selected Publications


  • Andino, G.K. Engaging women in HPC at Purdue University. Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community. SC16, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2016.
  • Andino, G.K., Bruson, D., Kappes, S., Lauer, AJ., Mehringer, S. and Sale, J. Shared Solutions in HPC Training BOF: Developing Courses and Materials to Prepare Current and Future HPC Users, XSEDE16, Miami, FL, July 2016.
  • Andino, G.K., Zhang, B. and Smith, M.P. Enabling Discovery in Agriculture – Data-Intensive Computing for Plant Science. Poster presentation at the Plant Networking Poster Gathering. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 2016.
  • Andino, G.K. Invited Speaker at the “Intro To Data Management” – AGRY 59800. Backups and Data storage. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, February 2016.
  • Andino, G.K., Gribskov, M., Anderson, D., Hunt, G. J. Differential gene expression in Varroa jacobsoni mites following a host shift to European honey bees (Apis mellifera). IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Washington, D.C. November 2015.
  • Andino, G.K., Gribskov, M., Anderson, D., Hunt, G. J. Differential gene expression in Varroa jacobsoni mites following a host shift to European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 2015.
  • Andino, G.K., Gribskov, M., Anderson, D., Roberts, J., Hunt, G. J. Survey of viruses in Varroa jacobsoni mites reproducing in Apis cerana and Apis mellifera hosts.American Association of Professional Apiculturists’ 2015 and American Bee Research Conference, Tucson, AZ, January 2015.
  • Andino, G.K. and Hunt, G., Dissertation: Changes in gene expression and viral titer in Varroa jacobsoni mites after a host shift from Asian to European honey bees, Entomology Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, December 2014.
  • Andino, G.K., Gribskov, M., Anderson, D., Hunt, G. J. Varroa jacobsoni mites that differ in their reproductive success on the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) display differential gene expression. Workshop on understanding the Apis-Varroa interactions; insights for improving bee health. Cairns, Australia, July 2014.

Other Activities and Fun Facts

  • When Gladys is not working she enjoys the beach, swimming, hiking, coffee time, reading, gardening, looking for insects and birds and taking pictures of nature.
  • Gladys' favorite bugs are the unicorn beetles, a wide diversity of butterflies, honey bees and her pet tarantula Cleo.

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