The goal of this project is to understand how biological systems innovate through the evolutionary process to make novel structures and functions. This knowledge will be applied to create new biological innovations in the lab.

Our current focus is at the molecular level and utilizes data intensive DNA sequencing. Students will be trained in molecular biology needed to collect data, and/or the computational biology and bioinformatic skills required to analyze this data. Specific skills may include in vitro transcription/translation, molecular cloning, Illumina library preparation, high-throughput DNA sequence analysis, computer programming languages (Python, Matlab, R), and machine learning.


    • Credits: 1-2 (variable)
      Meeting Time: TBD
    • Location: TBD
  • Will be discussed as a team during the semester.

For more information, or to request joining the project please contact:
Dr. Eric Hayden |