Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

Sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Computation & Technology and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

Interrogating, calibrating, and integrating phylogenetic estimates


In order to answer biological questions about organisms it is necessary to understand their evolutionary history. Recent technological developments are have made it possible to generate sequence data rapidly and inexpensively. These data are providing new opportunities for phylogenetic inference, but are also creating new computational challenges. I will present on-going work in addressing these challenges in three areas:

Together, these developments reduce impediments to accessing and analyzing the phylogenetic information which is essential to biological research today.


Emily Jane McTavish
Assistant Professor, Life and Environmental Sciences
University of California, Merced

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Emily Jane McTavish

University of California, Merced, Life and Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professor