Development and application of computational methods to analyze next generation sequence data to characterize both normal and disease causing variation, and build de novo genome assemblies


My main research focus is the analysis of biological sequences generated with the next-gen sequencing platforms, and my plans for independent research are twofold: computational algorithm development, and application of methods to sequencing data to analyze genomic variation in both normal and diseased individuals. My long term goal is to accurately and comprehensively predict genomic variation from next generation datasets routinely.