• 9/2019 - We received an NIH R01 grant to design tools for analyzing massive collections of RNA-seq data
  • 8/2019 - A collaborative paper on the molecular basis of telomere disorders (with Mary Armanios)
  • 6/2019 - A collaborative study on the the gut microbiome changes in medical weight loss (with GIM's Jeanne Clark and Clare Lee




  • 10/2016 - Our JULiP paper on intron selection from multiple RNA-seq samples won the Best Paper Award at the ICCABS 2016 conference (with Guangyu Yang)
  • 10/2016 - Improving genome assembly with RNA-seq - our Rascaf paper appears in The Plant Genome (with Li Song and Dhruv Shankar)
  • 6/2016 - Yujing Xie (University of California Irvine) and Raymond Huffman (Manhasset High School, NY) are joining us for the summer - welcome on board! 
  • 6/2016 - Our CLASS2 software for transcript assembly and alternative splicing annotation from RNA-seq reads appears in NAR (with Li Song and Sarven Sabunciyan)
  • 1/2016 - An interview I gave to Genetic Engineering News (GEN) on the occasion of the Next Generation Sequencing USA Congress


  • 10/2015 - Accurate and efficient RNA-seq error correction with Rcorrector, with Li Song, in GigaScience
  • 7/2015 - More functional validation for the role of our novel HCV viral miRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma (with Ajit Kumar)
  • 5/2015 - Guangyu Yang (Clemson U) has joined the lab, and Dhruv Shankar (UNC) and Ankur Sundara (Nashua HS South) are joining us for the summer - welcome on board!


  • 11/2014 - An error correction algorithm for next generation sequences, in Genome Biology (with Li Song and Ben Langmead).
  • 8/2014 - We received NSF funding to extend our work on reconstructing alternative splicing variation from RNA-seq data (ABI-1356078)
  • 8/2014 ...And a new NSF award to develop software to improve plant genome assembly and gene and transcript annotations (IOS-1339134)
  • 7/2014 - An HCV virus-encoded small non-coding RNA modulates PTEN transport to the nucleus, in Infectious Agents and Cancer (with Ajit Kumar).
  • 2/2014 - A review I wrote with Steven Salzberg on genome-guided transcript assembly methods has appeared in TCBB.