We are interested in solving the challenging computational problems in biology. Specifically, we aim to

  • study theory and design algorithms for the mathematical formulations abstracted from computational biology, and
  • develop tools and softwares that can be widely used by the biological and biomedical community.

Current research topics include:

  • transcript assembly
  • RNA-seq quantification
  • single-cell RNA-seq
  • computational cancer biology
  • genome rearrangements
  • protein folding

Our research is generously supported by the Penn State start-up funds, the Charles K. Etner Early Career Professorship, and NSF 2019797.