2019 REU Participants
The Perkins Lab
The Perkins Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Lab at Mississippi State University develops novel algorithms for analysis of high throughput biological data. Ongoing projects involve the use of machine learning methods for assessment of genome assembly quality, and construction and analysis of biological networks from transcriptomic data. We have long-standing interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty in a variety of areas of the life sciences, and a strong interest in Computer Science and Bioinformatics education.
August 2, 2019
Participants in the NSF-Funded REU site in computational biology presented their research results at the MSU Honors Undergraduate Research Symposium as the summer research experience came to a close.
June 26, 2019
Dr. Perkins was recently inducted into the Bagley College of Engineering's Academy of Distinuished Teachers. This award recognizes faculty of all ranks who have distinguished themselves in the classroom at the graduate or undergradute level.
Thrash Dissertation Defense
June 19, 2019
Congratulations to Adam Thrash, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled "A Machine Learning Approach to Genome Assessment."