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Welcome to the Kumar lab
We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers who are working toward a goal of solving longstanding challenges in evolution and medicine. Our primary focus is the analysis of genomes and gene expressions, and our investigations span the continuum from the genotypes to phenotypes. We specialize in large-scale, high-throughput data analysis. In these endeavors, we develop new statistical methods and computational algorithms to discover patterns and test predictions, in addition to making fundamental biological discoveries.
Currently, we are engaged in research and developments in personal genomics, tree of life, molecular phylogenetics, and developmental evolution. In each case, we are conducting comparative analysis of genomes and of gene expressions to identify patterns in nature and processes that produce them. Alongside scientific discoveries, we are building bioinformatics software and knowledge-bases to facilitate scientific investigations at large (MEGA: www.megasoftware.net; TimeTree: www.timetree.org; FlyExpress: www.flyexpress.net).