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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado State University, 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: USDANIH (CCTSI)Morris Animal Foundation, and Windows Azure for Research.

Currently, hiring GRAs (senior undergrad, MS or PhD) to work on antimicrobial resistence.   

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

Use of metagenomic shotgun sequencing technology to detect foodborne pathogens within their microbiome in beef production chain

Xiang Yang, Noelle R. Noyes, Enrique Doster, Jennifer N. Martin, Lyndsey M. Linke, Roberta J. Magnuson, Hua Yang, Ifigenia Geornaras, Dale Woerner, Kenneth L. Jones, Jaime Ruiz, Christina Boucher, Paul S. Morley, and Keith E. Belk. Use of metagenomic shotgun sequencing technology to detect foodborne pathogens within their microbiome in beef production chain. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. AEM.00078-16; Accepted manuscript posted online 12 February 2016, doi:10.1128/AEM.00078-16

Opportunities for Supporting Large-Scale Collaborative Projects

Morrison-Smith, S., Boucher, C., Wang, I., and Ruiz, J. 2016. Opportunities for Supporting Large-Scale Collaborative Projects. In Proceedings of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '16): Workshop on Large-scale Collaborative Projects to Affect Societal Change.

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