March 2, 2016

Congratulations to Bioinformatics students, Raymond Cavalcante, Jr. and Zhengting Zou!

The Bioinformatics Graduate Program is proud to announce that both Raymond Cavalcante, Jr. and Zhengting Zou are recipients of the prestigious 2016-2017 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. Only 72 graduates students in total receive this award, intended for a Ph.D. student’s final year of study. Raymond’s research focuses on epigenomics and metabolomics data. He has, among other things, developed Broad-Enrich to determine biological pathways that are affected by histone modifications, which play important roles in gene regulation. Zhengting’s work centers on evolutionary genomics and phylogenetics. Currently, he investigates genome-wide patterns of molecular sequence convergence and their underlying mechanisms.