Our lab specializes in reconstruction of evolutionary histories (phylogenies) from large scale datasets and applications of phylogenetic analyses to downstream analyses. Large-scale datasets include those with many genes and those with many species, and we focus on high accuracy and scalability at the same time. Many projects in this area are available, some of which are described below, but students can contact me to start on other projects as well.
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
BISB Research Area(s)
Brief Research Description
Computational biology, large scale phylogenetics, estimation of species trees from gene trees (phylogenomics), large scale multiple sequence alignment, and metagenomic analysis using phylogenetic placement.