February 3, 2020


Our first publication of 2020 was accepted in the journal RNA. In this study we developed a new benchmark, RNAconTest, for RNA multiple sequence alignment based on consistency among solved 3D structures. The results clarify the advantages and disadvantages of existing programs for comparative RNA analysis.

January 7, 2020


The lab received honorable mention in the holiday door decorating contest for best use of lab supplies. We had stockings made from autoclave bags (everyone received a 96 well plate), lights in test tubes and pipette tips, a wreath made from pipette tip boxes, chocolate in conical tubes (for the judges), and an electronic fire place!

November 21, 2019


Nick presented his latest work on orthology inference in two different seminar series on campus.

October 4, 2019


Andrew presented his work on collateral sensitivity at IDWeek 2019.

September 18, 2019


Congratulations to Deepank for his new paper in Bioinformatics describing the first ever benchmark for gene finding. Deepank found that current gene finding programs are at least 5% inaccurate, mostly in their prediction of the correct start site.

June 26, 2019


Pitt Med Magazine covered our recent research on antibiotics in their latest issue.

June 24, 2019


Erik presented on the first steps toward antibiotic resistance at Evolution 2019.