The Bioinformatics Group at Rice University's Department of Computer Science is led by Dr. Luay Nakhleh and conducts research into developing methodologies, implementing software tools and conducting analyses--all aimed at answering and enabling research into biological questions.

We work on a variety of biological questions in the general areas of phylogenomics, population genomics and cellular networks. Work in our group involves mathematical modeling, algorithm design, software development, performance studies, and data analysis. In particular, we are actively pursuing three broad lines of research:

We are always looking for motivated individuals (undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral) who are intrigued by both the biology and computational aspects of our interdisciplinary projects to join our group.