One-one-one research support is available to researchers of any career stage affiliated with the Department of Bacteriology. People can schedule individual (or small group) appointments. You will have the option to pick in-person or virtual appointments by following the link below:

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All services are free and come on a first-come first-serve basis. To provide equitable services to all members of the department, I do ask that you schedule appointments or communicate on an agreed-upon timely manner on these projects. Thank you for your understanding!

Email support is also available during weekdays:

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Project Planning

  • Integrating omics with wet lab analysis
  • Grant and proposal writing and reviewing that plan on having a bioinformatics/computational biology component
  • Developing a methodology plan to answer your research question
  • Identifying the type of omics data to answer your question
  • and more!

Learning & Analyzing

Either developing competency in applying these techniques in your work, or if would like me to perform an analysis for your lab

  • Microbiome
  • Genome Assembly
  • Genome Annotation
  • Metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs)
  • Omics (ChipSeq, tnSeq, RNAseq, etc.)
  • Phylogenetics
  • Functional Genomics
  • and more!

Computational Skills & Pipelines

  • Scaling up computational analyses using high-throughput computing
  • Scaling up analyses to multiple samples
  • GPUs based computing
  • Data visualization of complex data
  • Reproducible documentation
  • Custom code writing for analyses
  • Learning how to use containers and package managers
  • Creating pipelines for custom applications
  • and more!

Examples of research support you can get:

  • Debugging/Quick Help: For example, you are already well-versed in coding, and are running into a problem that requires debugging (ex. reading and fixing error messages, installation, dependencies, etc.). Things that can be solved/completed in 1 or 2 sessions.
  • Drop-in, smaller project (<1 semester): For example, if you have an analysis that you’d like to complete to complement a project, and you already have a foundation in coding and bioinformatics, but need further assistance on best methodologies, best practices in the field, how to implement and interpret certain things.
  • Learning oriented: For example, you are seeking to learn coding skills like the command-line, R, Python, how to use cyberinfrastructure (e.g. Center for High-Throughput Computing), etc. in the hopes to become independent in implementing these skills in your own research.
  • Scientific collaboration: You are looking for a scientific collaborator with subject-matter expertise in both microbiology and bioinformatics. This is most similar to a typical scientific collaborators, where different members of a team are responsible for different aspects of a larger project. For example, I would perform analyses that would become part of your lab’s research program, manuscripts, grants, etc.

No problem! People from any department can get one-on-one bioinformatics support during weekly Office Hours during the Academic Year.

The Weekly Office Hours have stopped for the summer, however feel please feel welcome to use the calendar link to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting this summer instead.

Click here to book an appointment

I’ve also listed a few options under Computing Resources in different departments, some of which have dedicated staff to help their members as well.