Dec 28, 2022
Naveen Duhan Awarded Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher
With 11 publications and being the nominee from the PSC department as an outstanding student, Naveen has been awarded 2022-23 Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS). This is a very competitive reward and he competed among all the applicants from the other departments in CAAS.
Aug 8, 2022
Mitchell Millerberg Completes Summer Internship
As Mitchell finishes his summer internship with us in the Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences department, we celebrate with pizza and soda pop. We had a short interview with him to ask him how his experience in the lab was.
Aug 1, 2022
Fulbright Scholar Joins the Lab: Simardeep Kaur
Miss Simardeep Kaur is a Nehru Doctoral Fulbright fellow at KAABiL Laboratory, USU. Her doctoral thesis focuses on deciphering the microRNA related modulations in contrasting rice genotypes under drought stress. As a Fulbright fellow she will be learning bioinformatic tools and softwares for comprehensive analysis of the data generated from her molecular biology related work from wet-lab experiments. She will be improving her skills to handle larger data set like those for methylome, transcriptome, lncRNAs, miRNAs, validation techniques and their analysis so that she can integrate molecular biology with bioinformatics to develop the drought tolerant agricultural crops.
June 1, 2022
New Intern: Mitchell Millerberg
Mitchell is an undergraduate student at Utah Valley University majoring in Biotechnology. He aspires to go into software engineering where he can solve biological problems with technology. During the summer of 2022, Mitchell will be working as an intern at Utah State University in the Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences department. During Mitchell's free time he enjoys camping and studying map topography.
May 6, 2022
Raghav Awarded Campbell Scientific Graduate Fellowship
Raghav Kataria is a PhD student in the KAABiL lab. He is currently working on pathogen-host protein-protein interactions using computational tools and various molecular biology techniques in his research in bioinformatics. Raghav was recently awarded the "Campbell Scientific Graduate Fellowship", which is provided by "Apogee Instruments".
May 4, 2022
New HPC Admin: Colin Bernhardt
Colin is a Computer Engineering BS student who has recently started as the KAABiL HPC System Administrator. He will help to ensure that the high-performance computer cluster at the KAABiL lab works properly. He also helps maintain the website and helps install the software you can use on the HPC. If you are experiencing any problems with the site or the HPC, let him know.
May 25, 2021
New Undergrad Student Joined: Andrew Jouffray
Andrew is a computer science student and software developer. He currently works on developing a method to create datasets for deep learning image recognition tasks, enabling robots to generate their own training data.
May 24, 2021
Kolton Receives URCO Grant
Student researcher Kolton Hauck is mentored by Rakesh Kaundal, assistant professor of bioinformatics in the PSC department, and investigates protein-protein interactions (PPIs) that are necessary for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to gain access to host cells, replicate and proliferate.
Mar 3, 2021
New PhD Student: David
David is a CS PhD student from Colombia. He worked full-time as a full-stack software developer for 6 years while finishing his bachelor's degree in Software and Computer Engineering and got a MSc. degree in Computational Biology.
Feb 3, 2021
New Undergrad Student Joined: Kolton Hauck
Kolton is a Biological Engineering major and is working on a minor in Computer Science. He wants to use computers to solve modern-day biological problems. He enjoys eating, sleeping and working out.
Jan 1, 2020
Today, massive amounts of data are generated by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies. In recent years, many algorithms, statistical methods, and software tools have been developed to perform the individual analysis steps of various NGS applications.
Dec 1, 2019
deepHPI: A host-pathogen interactome tool
Models to predict HPI were generated by the combination of features and machine learning methods. The best models from this benchmark were implement in the DeepHPI webserver
July 1, 2019
A database on the Bos taurus.
April 1, 2019
Legumes are the second most essential group of crops with around ~700 genera and ~19,000 known Legume species in the world.
Jan 1, 2019
The Citrus genus and its associated genera (Poncirus, Microcitrus, Fourtunella and Eremocitrus) are part of Aurantioideae subfamily of Rutaceae family,
July 1, 2018
Identification of the subcellular location of protein has been an area of interest in protein science.
April 1, 2018
Here we present GreeningDB, a database implemented to provide to general audience the annotation of liberibacter proteomes, and a host-pathogen comparactomics tool
Jan 1, 2018
Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI), which includes from the initial invasion of host cells by the pathogen through the proliferation of pathogen in their host, are studied to find potential genomic targets for the development of novel drugs, vaccines, and other therapeutics.
LigPred is an attempt to discover novel lignin related proteins not discoverable through more general means.
April 1, 2017
AP-iNET is a computational prediction system for host-pathogen protein-protein interactions in the Arabidopsis-Pseudomonas model system.
June 12, 2023 USU Today
Fulbright, NAHEP Doctoral Students Bring Big Data and Ideas to USU Bioinformatics Lab
The Utah State University Bioinformatics Facility recently hosted two graduate students funded by prestigious scholarships.
March 1, 2022 Cultivate
Bioinformatics: Big Data Pushing the Boundaries of Human Knowledge
View the cultivate magazine for more info.
February 1, 2022 USU Today
Students Prepare to Present Research at State Capitol
A group of undergraduates will share their research findings at the annual Research on Capitol Hill.
January 10, 2022 USU Today
USU Bioinformatics Expert Hopes Big Data Lab Will Revolutionize More Fields of Research
Rakesh Kaundal's Contributions to Bioinformatics Push the Boundaries of Human Knowledge
December 14, 2021 USU Today
USU Student Uses Undergraduate Research Grant to Train AI for Weeding
The artificial intelligence revolution is coming, and there is nowhere to hide — at least, not for weeds.
November 4, 2021 USU Today
First International Heroes Night
Dr. Rakesh Kaundal has been selected for the 2021 International Faculty Recognition Award.
August 9, 2021 USU Today
NIH Funds USU Researchers' Work on Fathers' Nutrition and Children's Health
Dr. Kaundal is a Co-PI on a $1.56M research grant from the NIH.
April 6, 2021 USU Today
Uncovering Genes that Protect Alfalfa against Salinity Stress
Salt stress is an example of big data bringing immense benefits to plant science.
May 24, 2021 USU Today
Students Receive Grants to Conduct Undergraduate Research
Kolton Hauck is using big data to investigate diverse strands of SARS-CoV-2 virus.