John 'Keoni' S.K. Kauwe, Ph.D 

John Kauwe, Ph.D.

Dr. John "Keoni" Kauwe received his Ph.D. in Evolultion, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in 2007. His BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biology and Population Genetics, respectively, are from Brigham Young University. He is interested in the  genetic architecture of complex traits. His current research is focused on using cerebrospinal fluid protein levels as intermediate traits, or endophenotypes, to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.








                                                          
Dr. Mark Clement

Mark Clement, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Clement received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University in 1994. His BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering are from Brigham Young University. He also was a founder for ICON, a startup company which produced disk servers and database machines. He also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel as a software engineer. His research areas include Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and High Performance Computing. He is currently developing new methods for SNP identification in Next-generation sequence data. He is also developing new DNA sequence assembly algorithms. 







 

Stephen R. Piccolo, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen R. Piccolo is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU). He earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from BYU in 2001 and then worked as a programmer/analyst for five years at Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona (where he met his wife, Laurel Harmon). In 2011, he received a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah (advised by Dr. Lewis J. Frey). From 2011-2014, he was postdoctoral researcher jointly at the University of Utah (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, advised by Dr. Andrea H. Bild) and Boston University School of Medicine (Division of Computational Biomedicine, advised by Dr. W. Evan Johnson). Stephen is thrilled to be part of the BYU community. He teaches classes in biology, bioinformatics, and data analysis.

Dr. Piccolo is currently recruiting students to do research in his lab. Students interested in discussing research plans should first read the Policies page on Dr. Piccolo's lab page at piccolo.byu.edu

 


 

Perry G. Ridge, Ph.D.

Dr. Perry Ridge received his Ph.D. in Biology from Brigham Young University in 2013. He earned dual B.S. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2005, and a M.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Dr. Ridge also spent several years in industry working as a computational scientist at Innovative Emergency Management and as a bioinformatics analyst at ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah. Dr. Ridge has performed research in genetics, molecular evolution, functional genomics, and algorithms. Dr. Ridge is interested in understanding the structure and function of genomes, with a focus on understanding the relationship between genome variation and function. A major focus of his lab is the development of new algorithms to study genomes. Dr. Ridge is also interested in the application of computational tools to biological datasets and has projects and collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease and mitochondrial genetics, plant genetics, and ecology/evolution.

              

John 'Keoni' S.K. Kauwe, Ph.D

John Kauwe, Ph.D.

Dr. John "Keoni" Kauwe received his Ph.D. in Evolultion, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in 2007. His BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biology and Population Genetics, respectively, are from Brigham Young University. He is interested in the genetic architecture of complex traits. His current research is focused on using cerebrospinal fluid protein levels as intermediate traits, or endophenotypes, to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Mark Clement
                         

Mark Clement, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Clement received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University in 1994. His BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering are from Brigham Young University. He also was a founder for ICON, a startup company which produced disk servers and database machines. He also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel as a software engineer. His research areas include Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and High Performance Computing. He is currently developing new methods for SNP identification in Next-generation sequence data. He is also developing new DNA sequence assembly algorithms.
Stephen R. Piccolo

Stephen R. Piccolo, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen R. Piccolo is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU). He earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from BYU in 2001 and then worked as a programmer/analyst for five years at Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona (where he met his wife, Laurel Harmon). In 2011, he received a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah (advised by Dr. Lewis J. Frey). From 2011-2014, he was postdoctoral researcher jointly at the University of Utah (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, advised by Dr. Andrea H. Bild) and Boston University School of Medicine (Division of Computational Biomedicine, advised by Dr. W. Evan Johnson). Stephen is thrilled to be part of the BYU community. He teaches classes in biology, bioinformatics, and data analysis.

Dr. Piccolo is currently recruiting students to do research in his lab. Students interested in discussing research plans should first read the Policies page on Dr. Piccolo's lab page at piccolo.byu.edu



Perry G. Ridge, Ph.D.

Dr. Perry Ridge received his Ph.D. in Biology from Brigham Young University in 2013. He earned dual B.S. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2005, and a M.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Dr. Ridge also spent several years in industry working as a computational scientist at Innovative Emergency Management and as a bioinformatics analyst at ARUP Laboratories and the University of Utah. Dr. Ridge has performed research in genetics, molecular evolution, functional genomics, and algorithms. Dr. Ridge is interested in understanding the structure and function of genomes, with a focus on understanding the relationship between genome variation and function. A major focus of his lab is the development of new algorithms to study genomes. Dr. Ridge is also interested in the application of computational tools to biological datasets and has projects and collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease and mitochondrial genetics, plant genetics, and ecology/evolution.