Total RNA Sequencing reveals microbial communities in human blood and disease specific effects

Among other results, in this project some of the mathematical methods I developed were utilized to demonstrate the differences between the blood microbiomes in healthy individuals and those with one of three mental disorders.

Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation − a benchmark of computational metagenomics software

In a very reproducible fashion, we assess a wide variety of computational techniques in metagenomics, including assembly (putting together pieces of genomes, called contigs, from short reads), binning (figuring out where the contigs came from), and taxonomic profiling (determining which organisms are present in a sample and at what relative amount).