Bakdrive: identifying a minimum set of bacterial species driving interactions across multiple microbial communities

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Bioinformatics
Dr. Qi Wang
Dr. Qi Wang
PhD student from September 2018 through January 2022 (currently Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina)

Dr. Wang is a Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, and finished her PhD in the Treangen Lab December 2021. Previously, Dr. Wang obtained B.S. degrees in Biotechnology from Hong Kong Baptist University and MS in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. During her undergraduate, she did research in University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Capital Medical University, focusing on using bioinformatics and experimental approaches to solve various life science problems, including synthetic biology, developmental biology, oncology and drug discovery. Her interest is to improve human health and environment by understanding complex biology data.

Dr. Michael Nute
Dr. Michael Nute
Postdoctoral Scientist from August 2020 through September 2022

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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