We develop and apply methods to learn about evolution and immunology from molecular sequence data. We enjoy all facets of computational biology research, from diving deeply into biological questions, to mathematical and statistical analysis, algorithm development, and efficient algorithm implementation. Our two primary interests right now are:

You can hear about these topics in Erick’s March 2020 promotion talk:


Our logo

Our current logo shows a child riding a robot chicken representing a computer (not very smart, but can run quickly), holding a pencil representing mathematical development. This is what we like doing: using new mathematical approaches to go interesting places in biology using computers. And we like having fun doing it!

This image is commissioned work by Gabi Swiatkowska.



Our Mission Our previous logo is easier to interpret, but it’s less fun.