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NSF GRFP Awarded

April 4, 2018

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:

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"Assessment of the cPAS-based BGISEQ-500 platform for metagenomic sequencing" Published in GigaScience

January 11, 2018
In collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, the Karolinska Insitutet, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, and The Beijing Genomics Institute we have profiled metagenomic cross platform sequencing reproducibility. The study is published in OUP GigaScience.  Read more about "Assessment of the cPAS-based BGISEQ-500 platform for metagenomic sequencing" Published in GigaScience
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"Aether: leveraging linear programming for optimal cloud computing in genomics" Published in OUP Bioinformatics

December 8, 2017
My paper (co-authored with Braden Tierney, Alex Kostic, and Chirag Patel at HMS and Evan Cofer at Princeton) "Aether: Leveraging Linear Programming For Optimal Cloud Computing In Genomics" has been published in Oxford University Press Bioinformatics open access. The paper can be viewed here or downloaded from this page.  Read more about "Aether: leveraging linear programming for optimal cloud computing in genomics" Published in OUP Bioinformatics

Keystone Symposia Scholarship Received

December 3, 2017
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
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Aether Pre-Print Available On bioRxiv

July 13, 2017
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

2017 NHGRI Platform Talk

April 13, 2017

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.