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Braulio Cabral, Ph.D.

Director, Bioinformatics and Computational Science


Dr. Braulio J. Cabral has been with the Frederick National Laboratory since 2009. During his time, Cabral has held several leadership positions in support of the laboratory’s work for the National Cancer Institute. These include the NCI-CBIIT Enterprise Security Program director, CBIIT Technical Operations Support director, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science deputy director, and currently the Biomedical and Computational Science director. Cabral’s area of expertise is in applied management with a focus on knowledge management and information technology.

At the Frederick National Laboratory, Cabral has contributed to several important initiatives including the NCI-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trials and the Genomic Data Commons. His more recent collaborations include the Cancer Research Data Commons, the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, and the NCI Serological Sciences Network for COVID-19.

Prior to joining the Frederick National Laboratory, Cabral served in several IT positions at GXS, Inc. (formerly GE Information Services), a B2B consulting and service provider firm located in Gaithersburg, MD. During his 15 years at GXS, Inc. he served in many roles ranging from manager for customer services technical support, lead systems integration and implementation, technical consultant for systems integration and information security, manager for the global service center where his team provided 24/7 engineering support for Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Americas.  

Cabral holds a Bachelor of Science in computer and information systems from Strayer University in Washington DC., a Master of Science in management information technologies from Regis University in Colorado, a Master of Science in management information systems security and project management from Colorado Technical University, and a Ph.D. in management focused on KM and IT from  Walden University.