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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Prior to joining as faculty, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of California, San Diego in Pavel Pevzner's lab. In November 2010, I received my doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Ming Li and Prabhakar Ragde

My research aims to design and implement efficient algorithms that solve computational problems in genomics and transcriptomics.  I frequently collaborate with biologists, mathematicians and clinician scientists in the tool development in order to ensure their practical application. 

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

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

Resistome diversity in cattle and the environment decreases during beef production

Noelle R Noyes, Xiang Yang, Lyndsey M. Linke, Roberta J. Magnuson, Adam Dettenwanger, Shaun Cook, Ifigenia Geornaras, Dale R. Woerner , Sheryl P. Gow, Tim A. McAllister, Hua Yang, Jaime Ruiz, Kenneth L. Jones, Christina A. Boucher, Paul S. Morley, Keith E. Belk. 2016. eLife 2016;5:e13195

Characterization of the resistome in manure, soil and wastewater from dairy and beef production systems.

N.R. Noyes, X. Yang, L.M. Linke, R.J. Magnuson, A. Dettenwanger, S. Cook, R. Zaheer, H. Yang, D. Woerner, I. Geornaras, J. McArt, S.P. Gow, J. Ruiz, K.L. Jones, C.A. Boucher, T. McAllister, P.S. Morley, and K.E. Belk. Characterization of the resistome in manure, soil and wastewater from dairy and beef production systems. Scientific Reports, 6:24645, 2016.

Exploring Non-touchscreen Gestures for Smartwatches

Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon, Courtney Lutton, Zichun Xu, Sarah Morrison-Smith, Christina Boucher, and Jaime Ruiz. 2016. Exploring Non-touchscreen Gestures for Smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3822-3833. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858385

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