New MMG Faculty: Neil Sarkar, PhD
MMG welcomes Neil Sarkar, who joined our Department in February, 2009. Dr. Sarkar received his B.Sc. in Microbiology from the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He also received an MLIS from Syracuse University’s iSchool. Prior to joining the University of Vermont in 2009, he held scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC) and the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA).
Research in Neil’s lab focuses on developing and adapting computational techniques for studying contemporary biomedical and biodiversity research questions. To this end, the lab is actively involved with developing algorithms and tools to organize different types of biological data such that they can subsequently be used to postulate testable hypotheses.