1st year rotation student in Microbiology
Designated Emphasis in Genomics and Computational Biology
Organism’s genomes are like puzzle pieces. If one knows how to select the right pieces, assemble them and decode the resulting, not-so-intuitive pictures, one can visit the moments of the evolutionary history of the organisms. I enjoy thinking about these processes. They include generating good-quality puzzle pieces, through whole genome sequencing, genome assembly and annotations, and how to interpret the assembled pictures through comparative genomics and evolutionary analyses. My interest is particularly in understanding how the interaction between plants and fungi has been shaping their genome evolution.