Current research and past production
The Phyloinformatics Lab’s research program consists of two interrelated components:
- Conceptual aspects of molecular phylogenetics and its computational and epidemiological applications, and
- Comparative genomics of animals with a focus on host-pathogen systems.
Our general aims are four:
- Facilitate resource-efficient molecular analyses and make data from museum biorepositories more readily available to biomedical research.
- Improve genomic resources of non-model organisms with a focus on animals of particular medical or environmental interest.
- Develop phylogenetics solutions, especially if they can help improve our understanding of zoonosis.
- Integrate “omics” technologies (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and proteomics) to study complex host-pathogen systems in the context of One Health.
Predicting changes in neutralizing antibody activity for SARS-CoV-2 XBB.1.5 using in silico protein modeling
Frontiers in Virology · 01 Jan 2023
BMC Genomic Data · 23 Oct 2022
A subterminal growth zone at arm tip likely underlies life-long indeterminate growth in brittle stars
Frontiers in Zoology · 12 Apr 2022
Predictions of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant (B.1.1.529) Spike Protein Receptor-Binding Domain Structure and Neutralizing Antibody Interactions
Frontiers in Virology · 07 Feb 2022
Frontiers in Genetics · 22 Dec 2021
Evidence of absence treated as absence of evidence: The effects of variation in the number and distribution of gaps treated as missing data on the results of standard maximum likelihood analysis
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution · 01 Jan 2021
Fundamentals of genomic epidemiology, lessons learned from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and new directions
Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology · 01 Jan 2021
Cladistics · 13 Sep 2020
Viruses · 14 Aug 2020
PLOS ONE · 12 May 2020
Ecology and Evolution · 25 Mar 2018
South American Journal of Herpetology · 01 Sep 2017
Mitogenome assembly from genomic multiplex libraries: comparison of strategies and novel mitogenomes for five species of frogs
Molecular Ecology Resources · 23 Dec 2015
BMC Bioinformatics · 01 Jul 2015