Dr. Mike Nute

Dr. Mike Nute

Postdoctoral Scientist

Rice University

Mike (Postdoctoral Scientist) received his Ph.D. in Statistics in 2019 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was advised by Dr. Tandy Warnow in the Department of Computer Science and worked on algorithms related to multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic tree estimation, in particular applying these methods to studying microbial communities. He was co-advised by Dr. Rebecca Stumpf in the Department of Anthropology where he and other lab members developed novel methods to compare the microbiomes of human and non-human primates. His research interest is in discovering a new applications for our understanding of microbial communities.

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Interests
  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbial genomics and Metagenomics
Education
  • BSc in Computer Science, 2005

    Cornell University

  • PhD in Statistics, 2019

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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