Paul Baranay

Research Interests

This summer, I am working in the Schatz Lab as part of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Undergraduate Research Program. My work focuses on improving methods of de novo genome assembly from short (Illumina) sequence reads. One such improvement is the creation of Metassembler, a package for combining information from multiple de novo assemblies to create a single superior assembly.

I am also participating in the Assemblathon 2 competition by assembling the genomes of a bird, fish, and snake.

Previously, I have been involved with genomics research in the lab of Scott Emrich at Notre Dame, working as a developer on the VectorBase project. I also worked on an indepedent project with Steven Buechler, studying gene networks in breast cancer via microarray data.

Other Interests

I am rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, where I am double-majoring in Biological Sciences and Applied Mathematics. In addition to my research, I am involved in several activities at Notre Dame, including serving as co-editor-in-chief of Scientia, Notre Dame's only student-run journal of undergraduate scientific research.

Paul Baranay
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Koch Building 1123
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

E-mail: pbaranay <at>