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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.

Recent News


REU 2019

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.


Perkins Recognized

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."

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