08.23.2013 Welcome Basir Shariat, Martin Muggli, Owen Armstrong, and Thomas Harrison to the graduate program.

05.30.2013 "On Approximating String Selection Problems with Outliers" accepted to Theoretical Computer Science.

04.30.2013 "Genome Sequence of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. Corylina, Isolated from Turkish Filbert in Colorado" published in Genome Announcements.

07.17.2012 SEQuel paper is presented at ISMB 2012.

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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: NIH (CCTSI)Morris Animal Foundation, and Windows Azure for Research.

On Approximating String Selection Problems with Outliers.

Christina Boucher; Gad M Landau; Avivit Levy; David Pritchard; Oren Weimann. Christina Boucher, Gad M Landau, Avivit Levy, David Pritchard and Oren Weimann. To appear in Theoretical Computer Science.

Genome Sequence of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. Corylina, Isolated from Turkish Filbert in Colorado

Jorge Ibarra Caballero, Marcelo M. Zerillo, Jacob Snelling, Christina Boucher, and Ned Tisserat. Genome Sequence of Xanthomonas arboricola pv. Corylina, Isolated from Turkish Filbert in Colorado. Genome Announc. May/June 2013 1(3): e00246-13.

On the hardness of counting and sampling center strings.

Boucher, C. and Omar, M. To appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Conference version in the proceedings of the 17th Annual Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE 2010), pages 128--135.

SEQuel: improving the accuracy of genome assemblies

R. Ronen*, C. Boucher*, H. Chitsaz, and P. Pevzner. SEQuel: Improving the Accuracy of Genome Assemblies. Accepted to ISMB 2012. Bioinformatics (2012) 28 (12): i188-i196.

On Approximating String Selection Problems with Outliers.

C. Boucher, G. Landau, A. Levy, D. Pritchard, and O. Weimann. On Approximating String Selection Problems with Outliers. In proceedings of the 23rd Annual Combinatorial Pattern Matching (CPM 2012), pages 427--438.

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