Folks in the Wheeler Lab

We're a vibrant group of Computer Scientists and Biologists working together to do great things (in a pretty great place to live!)

sasquatch? Taken with my own camera!

Current lab members:

Travis Wheeler, PI

Department of Computer Science (Assistant Professor)
Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology (Associated Faculty)
LBNL / Joint Genome Institute (Affiliate)

BS, Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1995
PhD, Computer Science, University of Arizona, 2009
Postdoctorate Sean Eddy, HHMI, Janelia Research Campus, 2009-2014

Email:

Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Google Scholar profile

32 Campus Dr
University of Montana
Social Sciences Bldg. Room 420
Missoula, MT 59812
Telephone: 520-907-1181

Walt Shands

2014-
PhD student; Software Developer UCSC


BS, MS, Computer Science, Columbia University
MBA, Santa Clara University

Research: Translated search in HMMER.

Alex Nord

2015-
PhD student CMMB;

BA, Philosophy, Reed College

Research: Splice sites in translated sequence alignment, multiple sequence alignment

Genevieve Krause

2016-
Masters student CS

BS, Environmental Studies, Prescott College

Research: Pseudogene detection; frameshift model

Gilia Patterson

2015-
Post-baccalaureate
Biology/Math

Research: Transposable element annotation.

Michel Wan Der Maas Soares

2015-
Undergraduate researcher
Computer Science
Summer internship at NERSC (LBNL)
Completing degree at Universidade Federal de Lavras (Brazil)

Research: Fast phylogeny inference

Daniel Olson

2016-
Undergraduate researcher
Biochemistry

Research: Models for repetitive sequence

Jeremiah Gaiser

2017-
Undergraduate researcher
Biochemistry

Research: In silico validation of protein splicing oddities

Joyce Liu

2015-
3rd-year High School student - Sentinel High School (Missoula)
Advanced Problems in Science program

Research: Sequence alignment guide trees

Lab Alumni:

Bill Arndt

2015-
Postdoctoral Fellow (Joint with Kjiersten Fagnan at JGI/NERSC)

BS, PhD, Computer Science, University of South Carolina

Research: HPC optimization of Bioinformatics applications Now: Postdoc at NERSC

Angela Gross

2015-2016
Masters student
Computer Science
Moved to software developer position at FAST enterprises

Research: Video game optimization (particle system / rendering)

Eric Wall

2015-2016
Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate researcher
Biology

Research: Topologically-associated domains, Conserved non-coding elements.