My research centers on bringing high-throughput genomic techniques to questions of evolutionary biology.
We are working on many diverse research projects, including:
- Reconstruction of the evolutionary history of all gene families in sequenced genomes (see http://oomycetes.genomeprojectsolutions-databases.com/);
- Comparisons of mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes (e.g., using gene rearrangements as a character for reconstructing evolutionary relationships) and Hox gene clusters (e.g., identifying the phylogenetic footprint of gene regulatory signals);
- Leading whole eukaryotic genome sequencing projects
Some projects require significant molecular biology work, whereas others are primarily analytical. All of our research is computational, although we routinely contract for wet lab services such as whole genome sequencing.