I do research in computational biology and bioinformatics. I am interested in biological interactions at the molecular level and generally anything related to figuring out more about how cells "know" what to do and when to do it. My current research focus is on computaional modeling of the Cys2His2_Zinc_Finger protein-DNA interface with the goal of designing ZFs that are optimized for DNA-target specificty. Additionally, I am interested in de novo genome assembly.
I received my BS in Computer Science from Rutgers, where Rajiv Gandhi was my undergraduate mentor. During the Summer of 2009, I held a research internship at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, under the mentorship of Mihai Pop and Carl Kingsford .
Henry C Lin, Steve Goldstein, Lee Mendelowitz, Shiguo Zhou, Joshua Wetzel, David C Schwartz, Mihai Pop. AGORA: Assembly Guided by Optical Restriction Alignment. BMC Bioinformatics 2012;13:189
Joshua Wetzel, Carl Kingsford, Mihai Pop. Assessing the benefits of using mate-pairs to resolve repeats in de novo short-read prokaryotic assemblies. BMC Bioinformatics 2011;12:95
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