Our lab’s activities can be broadly separated into two categories: creating tools to accelerate biomedical research, and direct engagement in biomedical discovery.
Tools. Figuring out how to harness the collective efforts of the biology community is the primary emphasis of the biomedical tools that we build. These “community intelligence” initiatives have the potential to scale with the explosive growth of data generation in sciencie. For more details, read about the Gene Wiki and BioGPS.
Biomedical discovery. Our group embraces the data mining challenges that have resulted from high-throughput biology. We have many past and ongoing research projects that span multiple disease areas, from immunology to metabolism to neurobiology. These projects are based on high-throughput transcriptomics, sequencing, genotyping, and phenotyping.