Professor of Bioinformatics
332 National Soybean Res Ctr
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-8172
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Crop Genetic Improvement
Bioinformatics and Statistics
Interaction of plants and microbes
The spontaneous mutation process
Evolution of biological networks
Function and structure in proteins and ncRNA
Evolution of macromolecular structure
CPSC567/IB505: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
CPSC569/ANSC542: Applied Bioinformatics
The atelier of evolutionary bioinformatics and plant bioinformation focuses on creative ways to mine, visualize and integrate data from structural and functional genomic research.
We are particularly interested in the evolution of macromolecular structure and networks in biology, the reconstruction of evolutionary history, the incorporation of evolutionary considerations in genomic research, the study of levels and patterns of genome-wide mutation, and processes that are linked to co-evolutionary phenomena (such as plant pathogenesis and symbiosis).
In particular, our research has been productive in two specific areas, the evolution of the structure of macromolecules and the molecular basis of biodiversity.