Bioinformatics Lab UofL

Bioinformatics Laboratory Faculty

Eric C. Rouchka, D.Sc.

Dr. Rouchka is the Director of the University of Louisville Bioinformatics Laboratory. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering where he is heavily involved with the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

He earned his Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Computer Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. Members of his final dissertation committee include: Warren Gish, Ron Cytron, Sean Eddy, Wiexiong Zhang, Michael Brent, and David States.

From 1994-1996, he was at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he worked with Chip Lawrence on modifications to Gibbs Sampling routines. He earned undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Biology, and Mathematics from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Rouchka's current research interests are in the areas of primer design, microarray analysis, genomic segmentation, contig assembly, sequence assembly validation, location of large scale polymorphic sites, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis, repeat analysis, genomic evolution, and sequence motif detection.

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