Bioinformatics is the use of computers for acquiring, managing, and analyzing biological information. Tremendous growth in DNA sequencing technology over the past few years has driven an explosion of interest in bioinformatics. Investigators use sequencing techniques for a variety of genomics applications, but bioinformatics skills are required to support this work.
I serve as a bioinformatics consultant for NYU Langone, collaborating as needed on a wide range of research projects. My role in these collaborations ranges from a few consultation meetings to serving as coinvestigator on National Institutes of Health grants.
These are the projects I am working on currently:
- metagenomics analysis for the Human Microbiome Project
- analysis of genetic variation in hospital isolates of Staphylococcus bacteria
- de novo genome sequencing of nonmodel organisms
- analysis of RNA-seq data from a variety of clinical and basic science research projects
Other projects that I have recently worked on include the draft genome of the coffee borer beetle, discovery of human papillomavirus in DNA samples from human tissue, and an evolutionary analysis of the mammalian glucosidase gene family.
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Dir Resh Computing Resource & Biofrmatics
Dir of the Sequencing Informatics Group of CHIBI
Oper Dir Best Prac Integrative Svc Core CHIBI
PhD from Cornell University
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