Brendan Hodkinson, PhD

Phone: 443-340-0917

Email: brendan {dot} hodkinson {at} gmail {dot} com

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PhD Biology, Duke University, 2011
BS Biology with Honors, College of William and Mary, 2005

Research Interests

The primary theme of my research is biological diversity. Throughout the course of my research, I have used methods derived from ecology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology and computer science, among other fields. My interests have led me to work in a great variety of contexts, both medical and environmental. One of the challenges of research into diversity is dealing with "big data," which has led me to develop new approaches for managing and analyzing large data sets. My most recent work has been aimed at leveraging high-throughput DNA sequencing for profiling molecular, cellular, and taxonomic diversity to develop more effective medical therapies.