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Nick Nickens

Principal Investigator

Nicholas Dickens, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor


Research overview

My primary focus is genome biology, especially the application of machine learning and bioinformatics to understand the evolution and operation of DNA sequence. To date I have applied these methods to human, mouse, chicken, rat and kinetoplastid and apicomplexan parasite genomes, and I am expanding my work to understand the interaction of populations with respect to genome sequence through metagenomics in the context of marine and ocean biology.