Student working on a research project.

Microbial Functional Genomics

My lab is working on functional genomics of genes that have been manually annotated after automated pipeline annotations have been performed in sequenced genomes. Discrepancies that have been identified in the pipeline annotation are the subject of wet lab experiments to resolve those discrepancies. Techniques involve PCR primer design, PCR, cloning, sequencing and quantitative real time PCR. Computer science applications will include data cleaning and analysis of sequences obtained from metagenomic Minion sequencing (

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Computer Science
Student Skill-Set Needed: Undergraduate with basic biology/biochemistry experience for wet lab experiments. Computer science activities require some command line experience with either Mac or PC computers.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Stephen Koury
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Biotechnical And Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Office: 312 Farber Hall
Phone: 716-829-5188