Malaria mosquitoes we have worked on

Are you an undergraduate interested in research?

The Notre Dame Bioinformatics Lab (NDBL) is always looking for talented Notre Dame students to work on one of our projects for research credit or sometimes for an hourly wage during the academic year. We also host 1-3 undergraduate students over the summer providing a stipend and often housing for ~10 weeks.

If you are not a Notre Dame student but are interested in summer undergraduate research in our group, please send us email with a brief summary of (1) why you are interested in our research; and (2) what prior experience you may have with programming and/or bioinformatics. We have active projects related to sequence analysis, algorithm development, cloud computing and cyberinfrastructure we'd love to involve you on. Prior experience in biology is helpful but not needed.

Interested in graduate school in bioinformatics?

Hopefully you have reviewed this site and ideally read a few of our publications and persued some of our active projects and software.

We are always looking for talented students and although prior knowledge of bioinformatics and/or biology would be helpful, is not required to join the group. Research often follows a multidisciplinary model where a PhD is developed by solving important problems in close collaboration with our collegues in biological sciences (e.g., Fred Brooks' Driving Problem paradigm). For this reason we strongly encourage you to read Brooks' "Computer Scientists as Toolsmith" (especially the Toolsmith as Collaborator section) to get a sense of our research philosophy and if PhD research with us may be of interest to you. If it is, please email your CV (or equivalent) and a brief description on why you would like to work with us before or after your application. Students with pending applications, however, will receive higher priority for consideration.