Yoshida Receives NIH Grant to Study Problems at the Interface of Statistics, Computer Science, and Phylogenetics

Dr. Ruriko Yoshida has received funding $1.4M in funding over five years from the National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant Program (R01), the Joint DMS/BIO/NIGMS Math/Bio Program for her research, i.e., to apply algebraic geometry and combinatorics to computational problems in phylogenetics, which is the combination of two major fields in life sciences: Genomics, i.e. the study of the function and structure of genes and genomes; and Molecular Phylogenetics, i.e., the study of the hierarchical evolutionary relationships among organisms or genes.