Propelling Research through the Omics Age
The massive deluge of biomedical data that has privileged the contemporary scientific community is only the tip of the iceberg. With each technological advance, the wealth of biological data grows at an increasing rate.
Opportunities in biology and human health will exceed anything seen before, but will only bear fruit if researchers have access to the tools and means to analyze ‘big data’ in a reproducible, transparent, and collaborative fashion.
The explosion of data that heralds the ‘omics’ age provides a unique set of challenges and opportunities. We should all be excited.
I intend to develop a collaborative computational biology research program that produces new algorithms and tools for the analysis of increasingly large and complex ‘omic’ datasets. I will:
Metagenomics provides an exciting opportunity to begin to explore large-scale multiple sample datasets. My research focuses on developing computational approaches for analyzing large-scale biological data.