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Robert Horton

Adjunct Professor


Dr. Horton holds a PhD in biomedical science from Mayo Graduate School and an MS in computer science from CSU Sacramento. He was a bench scientist (mostly in immunology) for 14 years, and he helped to invent widely used PCR-based techniques for engineering DNA sequences. He founded the Cybertory Virtual Molecular Biology Lab (,, an on-line simulation-based teaching platform, and he has written extensively about computing and the Internet for scientists.

By day, Dr. Horton is a Data Scientist at Revolution Analytics, where he provides consulting services in R programming and data analysis to clients in a wide range of industries.


  • PhD, Biomedical Science, Mayo Graduate School
  • MS, Computer Science, CSU Sacramento