This is the main site for the members of the Pop Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Here you can learn more about us and our research.

Educational Mission

To educate the next generation of bioinformaticians who have a strong understanding of both computational and biological principles and concepts, and who apply their knowledge in a principled and ethical manner.

Research Mission

To develop new computational approaches and methods for analyzing biological data, with particular emphasis on metagenomic data and application areas of societal relevance.


All members of the Pop lab will become effective independent researchers, whether in academia, industry, or any other career they pursue. Our work will advance metagenomics research and will have a strong scientific and societal impact.

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