I am a mathematical biologist interested in developing mathematically sound approaches to the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data. To do this, I utilize and develop techniques from the fields of probability, compressed sensing, and optimization. I am particularly interested in developing methods to analyze genomic and metagenomic data.
We show that read mapping, along with a probabilistic assignment of multi-mapped reads, outperforms other computational approaches to identify the presence and relative amount of viral and fungal organisms in a metagenomic sample of microorganismal DNA.
A description of the NIH NCATS culture that emerged during the Translator project.
The vision and high-level overview of the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) project entitled "Translator" (through which we have been funded). The goal of the project is essentially to build a biomedical "Siri": an automated platform for answering biomedical research questions that leverages repositories of publicly available information.
The Oregonian (a Portland-based newspaper) has featured our work in analyzing the blood microbiome of patients with and without mental disorders.
The Nature Translational Psychiatry paper has been picked up by a number of news outl