Todd Treangen

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Given the computational challenges presented by the metagenomic data deluge, coupled with the time-sensitive nature of problems specific to tracking pandemics and synthetic DNA screening, the Treangen lab strives to develop efficient and accurate computational solutions to emerging problems in these fields. Specifically, his research group focuses on the design, development, and implementation of novel algorithms, heuristics, and data structures to solve emerging computational research questions specific to biosecurity, infectious disease monitoring, and host-associated microbiome characterization. The Treangen lab is also dedicated to the dissemination and development of novel open-source bioinformatics methods, software, and pipelines, and to providing exciting “hands on” research opportunities to Rice undergraduates.


Research Areas

Todd Treangen's research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and genomics, and is focused on the development of novel algorithms, methods, and software for the analysis of genomes and metagenomes.


PhD, Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2008)

MS, Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2005)

BS, Computer Science, University of Nebraska (2003)

Teaching Areas

Computational Microbial Forensics


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