We're exploring the sequence and structure of genetic data to reveal how changes in one influence the other. This work offers unique insights into cell evolution.
From molecular evolution to computer programming, the range of expertise in our transdisciplinary team allows us to tap information from biological systems in entirely new ways. Together, we're advancing foundational knowledge, collaborating with the institute-wide research community and using the insights we gain to help advance the science of biocomplexity.
Our Focus Areas
Pick any key component of life, and within it you'll find a complex system, whether it's a snippet of RNA or a network of cells. Our work centers on a trio of challenging and understudied areas of biology.
Our research aims to answer some of the most important questions in biology, including the role of structure in virus behavior and the interactions between RNA molecules.
We investigate the elements of large biological structures such as long, noncoding RNA molecules, contributing to our understanding of cancer.
We study the shape of a system – its topology – to help identify and understand genes with complicated structures.