We are always looking for talented postdocs and Ph.D. and undergraduate students. It is expected that students have an outstanding understanding of algorithm design and analysis and/or strong programming skills. Knowledge of biology can be helpful but is not required.

If you are a postdoc interested in joining the lab, please send a CV and cover letter in an email.

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student and are enrolled in Penn State, please send an email. If you are not currently enrolled, you must first apply to the Ph.D. program. For application instructions through CSE, please visit here. If you already have biological or bioinformatics background, you might also consider in applying through Penn State's Integrative Biosciences (IBIOS) graduate program. Please note that due to the quantity of email I receive, I may not directly respond to emails regarding admissions.

If you are an undergrad interested in joining the lab, please read more here.


Current Members


Kristoffer Sahlin, Postdoc

Chen Sun, CSE Ph.D. student

Bob Harris, Research Associate

Rahul Vegesna, Huck BG Ph.D. student

Ilia Minkin, CSE Ph.D. student

John Hutton, CSE M.S. student

Natasha Stopa, CSE M.S. student

Past Members


Mayank Pahadia, CSE MSc student (2016-2017)
Jan Holub, Visiting Fullbright Faculty (Fall 2016)
Marco Previtali, visitor (Summer 2016)
Wen Zhang, undergrad researcher (2015)
Kaley Chicoine, undergrad researcher (2014)
Alexandru Tomescu, visitor (Fall 2014)
Kristoffer Sahlin, visitor (Fall 2014)
Yao Wang, rotation student (Spring 2014)
Rahul Vegesna, rotation student (Fall 2013)
Antoine Limasset, intern (Summer 2013)
Samarth Rangavittal, rotation student (2013)
Jan Schröder, visitor (Fall 2012)
Rayan Chikhi, postdoc (2012-2014)