Laboratory of Sudhir Kumar :: Research Overview

My lab uses integrative and comparative genomic approaches to make fundamental discoveries in phylogenomics and phylomedicine.

The taxonomic breadth of our studies spans the tree of life and the timescale of mutation transmission ranges from generation to generation and cell division to cell division.

The resulting patterns of evolutionary conservation and divergence form the basis of Pattern-Process-Prediction-Product (P4) approach that enables us to consuct research investigation ranging from scaling the tree of life to time (Phylogenomics) to forecasting disruptive mutation found in germline and somatic genomes (Phylomedicine).

In pursuit of these biological discoveries, we are developing new statistical methods and computer algorithms to quickly analyze large-scale datasets. (See resources: MEGA, TimeTree, FlyExpress, myPEG).