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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida.  

My research lab develops novel analysis methods that use current and upcoming technologie for generating biological data and build resources–such as a misassembly correction method or a resistome surveillance method–that benefit both researchers in bioinformatics and life sciences. Each of our analysis methods incorporate the use of discrete algorithms or data structures.

The Boucher lab greatly appreciates the support from the following granting agencies: NSF III,  USDANIH (CCTSI)Morris Animal Foundation, and Windows Azure for Research.

Disentangled Long-Read De Bruijn Graphs via Optical Maps.

Disentangled Long-Read De Bruijn Graphs via Optical Maps. Bahar Alipanahi, Leena Salmela, Simon Puglisi, Martin Muggli, Christina Boucher. Accepted to WABI 2017.

Succinct Colored de Bruijn Graphs.

Martin D. Muggli, Alex Bowe, Noelle R. Noyes, Paul Morley, Keith Belk, Rob Raymond, Travis Gagie, Simon Puglisi, and Christina Boucher. In press at Journal of Bioinformatics (Impact Factor = 5.766)

Targeted enrichment for pathogen detection and characterization in three felid species. argeted enrichment for pathogen detection and characterization in three felid species.

Targeted Enrichment for Pathogen Detection and Characterization in Three Felid Species. Lee J, Mackie R, Harrison T, Shariat B, Kind T, Kehl T, Löchelt M, Boucher C, VandeWoude S. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Jun;55(6):1658-1670. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01463-16. Epub 2017 Mar 22.

aPPRove: An HMM-Based Method for Accurate Prediction of RNA-Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein Binding Events.ation Title

aPPRove: An HMM-Based Method for Accurate Prediction of RNA-Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein Binding Events. Thomas Harrison, Jaime Ruiz, Daniel Sloan, Asa Ben-Hur, and Christina Boucher. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8):e0160645. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160645. eCollection 2016.

MEGARes: an antimicrobial resistance database for high throughput sequencing

MEGARes: an antimicrobial resistance database for high throughput sequencing. Nucleic Acids Research. 2017 Jan 4;45(D1):D574-D580 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw1009. Epub 2016. Lakin, Steven*; Dean, Chris*; Noyes, Noelle*; Dettenwanger, Adam; Ross, Annie; Doster, Enrique; Rovira, Pablo; Abdo, Zaid; Jones, Kenneth; Ruiz, Jaime; Belk, Keith; Morley, Paul; Boucher, Christina. *: these authors contributed equally to this work

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