On April 2nd, 2018 I was selected as a recipient of a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for a grant application that proposed development of new sequencing methods to recover low abundance microbes from the human microbiome. The fellowship will cover my graduate school costs for the remaining three years of my PhD. More information about the fellowship can be found here:
For my doctoral research during the past year, I have recieved a travel award to attend the Keystone Symposia meeting on Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health in March in Banff, Alberta! The award is made possible through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Grant #1 R13 DK116615-01. More information about the meeting can be found here.... Read more about Keystone Symposia Scholarship Received
Our preprint is available on bioRxiv. Across biology we are seeing rapid developments in scale of data production without a corresponding increase in data analysis capabilities. Here, we present Aether (http://aether.kosticlab.org), an intuitive, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and scalable framework that uses linear programming (LP) to optimally bid on and deploy combinations of underutilized cloud computing resources. Our approach... Read more about Aether Pre-Print Available On bioRxiv
My abstract, Minimal Gut Microbial Community Dynamics, was one of five selected for a trainee platform talk in the Genomic Science session at the 2017 NHGRI Annual Meeting, which I gave in St. Louis, Missouri on April 13th.
Trinity_USeven Trinity students and alumni were recently recognized by the National Science Foundation and received Graduate Research Fellowships, one of the most prestigious awards an aspiring scientist can earn. #TigerPride
michaelhoffman13/In summary, here's our four-step checklist for sharing your data when submitting a manuscript. We suggest making a sharing protocol for your own research group—start with this checklist and expand to contain instructions for kinds of you often work with. t.co/YCogPTzZar
JacobLuberNice work from @evan_cofer! The GPU market is perverse due to cryptocurrency mining incentives that greatly damage the environment. New domain specific efficiencies like this or industry actions like Nvidia hash-rate limiting new cards are steps forward for sustainable computing! t.co/kaxiFY1dNV
JacobLuberJournals should require all needed code to generate every figure be published with papers; additionally, journals can use some of their massive profit margins to *run* this code for every accepted paper.